Taxonomy

Oxanthera neocaledonica (Guillaumin) Tanaka
endemique
protegee
UICN

Synonyms

Citrus neocaledonica Guillaumin

Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 10/09/2015

Protected species -

in Southern Province , in Northern Province

Oxanthera neocaledonica is a narrow endemic shrub found in the northwestern part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia and occurs in shrubland on ultramafic substrate.Some areas are impacted by mining activities : Poum, Tiébaghi, Koniambo. Oxanthera neocaledonica is protected by legislation in Province Sud and Province Nord. Oxanthera neocaledonica is classified under Data Deficient category until taxonomic species delimitations are clarified.

Geographical area


Oxanthera neocaledonica is a narrow endemic shrub found in the northwestern part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia : Poum, Tiébaghi, Tinip, Koniambo.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Oxanthera neocaledonica occurs in shrubland on ultramafic substrate.

Threats


Some areas are impacted by mining activities : Poum, Tiébaghi, Koniambo

Conservation


Oxanthera neocaledonica is protected by legislation in Province Sud and Province Nord. The genus Oxanthera should be taxonomically clarified in order to be able to assess the extinction risks of this species. A bibliographic study remain necessary to strengthen knowledge at a regional scale.

Bibliography


L'Huillier L.; Jaffré T. and Wulff A. 2010. Mines et Environnement en Nouvelle-Calédonie : les milieux sur substrats ultramafiques et leur restauration.

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.

Wulff AS, Hollingsworth PM, Ahrends A, Jaffré T, Veillon J-M, L’Huillier L, et al. 2013. Conservation Priorities in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Analysis of Narrow Endemic Plant Species in New Caledonia.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Tanguy, V., Veillon, J., Amice, R., Barrière, R., Fleurot, D., Gailhbaud, P., Garnier, D., Suprin, B.

Reviewer(s): Vandrot, H.

Contributor(s): Wulff, A.

Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S., Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution