Red List Status -Endangered (EN) , assessed in 10/05/2016
Protected species -in Southern Province
Pycnandra chartacea is endemic tree of the southern part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia, from Rivière Bleue to Port Boisé. It occurs in forest at low and mid altitude (300-475 m asl.) on ultramafic substrate. Its area of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are respectively 354 km² and 24 km², while the number of locations is equal to five. Main identified threats are linked to air-borne pollutants (Forêt Nord), tourism and recreation areas development (Koghi) allow us to project a continuous decline in the quality of habitat and number of mature individuals. Pycnandra caeruleilatex is considered Endangered (EN) B1ab (iii,v)+B2ab(iii,v).
Pycnandra chartacea is endemic tree of the southern part of Grande Terre, from Rivière Bleue to Port Boisé. One ancient collection (Vieillard 2886) was made in Wagap, an area located on the northeastern coast and dominated by greywacke. Because this locality is way out of the species ecological range and it has not been collected or seen in that area, experts did not take this data into account.
It is known from five subpopulations: Koghi, Rivière Bleue*2, Forêt Nord and Port Boisé.
Pycnandra chartacea is found in forest at low and mid altitude (300-475 m asl.) on ultramafic substrate.
Main identified threats are linked to air-borne pollutants (Forêt Nord), tourism and recreation areas development (Koghi).
Unprotected by legislation, Pycnandra chartacea occurs in two protected areas : Rivière Bleue and Forêt Nord. Ex-situ and in-situ conservation efforts are urgently needed, in particular : ensuring the follow-up of the only known sub-population and preserving it on delimited perimeters.
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Assessor(s): Cazé, H., Garnier, D., Goxe, J., Héquet, V., McCoy, S.
Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.
Contributor(s): Munzinger, J., Swenson, U.
Facilitator(s): Bernard-Musmann, M., Maura, J.