Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Dracophyllum compactum Moore

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 09/06/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Dracophyllum involucratum is an endemic shrub species in New Caledonia, widespread in the southern part of Grande Terre (main island). This species is found in shrubland on ultramafic rocks at an altitude range of 200-1,480 m asl. This species is less sampled as it is quite common and abundant and does not seem threatened. Therefore, D. involucratum is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Dracophyllum involucratum is an endemic shrub species in New Caledonia, widespread in the southern part of Grande Terre (main island).

Population


D. involucratum is a common species with 8-10 subpopulations: Mont Humbolt, Mont Kouakoue, Route de Yaté, Plaine des Lacs, Forêt cachée, Route de Yaté, Mine Anna Madelaine, Goro.

Habitat


D. involucratum is found in shrubland on ultramafic rocks at an altitude range of 200-1,480 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened thanks to its abundance althought some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Goro (VALE).

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation in New Caledonia, this species is found in numerous protected areas: Mt Humbolt, Chute de la Madeleine, Forêt cachée and Massif de Kouakoue.

Bibliography


Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. Le référentiel taxonomique Florical et les caractéristiques de la flore vasculaire indigène de la Nouvelle-Calédonie [The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia]. Adansonia sér 3(34) , p.177-219.

Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Tronchet F., Veillon J.-M. and M. Chalopin 2016. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia. vers. 22.IV.2016.

Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Venter, S. 2004. Dracophyllum mackeeanum (Ericaceae: Richeeae), a new species from New Caledonia Dracophyllum mackeeanum (Ericaceae: Richeeae), a new species from New CaledoniaDracophyllum mackeeanum (Ericaceae: Richeeae), a new species from New Caledonia Dracophyllum mac. New Zealand Journal of Botany (42) , p.4.

Virot, R. 1975. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 6 : Epacridacées.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Barrabé, L., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Garnier, D., Hequet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I.

Reviewer(s): Veillon, J.

Contributor(s): Vandrot, H.

Facilitator(s): Maura, J., Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G.


Geographical distribution