Taxonomy

Taeniophyllum labatii (M.Pignal & Munzinger) J.M.H.Shaw
endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 20/11/2020

Protected species -

in Southern Province , in Northern Province

Taeniophyllum labatii is an endemic epiphytic orchid of New Caledonia which is initially known from only one collection on Mt Dzumac in the southern part of New Caledonia. Recent prospections have since managed to locate the species at Montagne des Sources, Nékando and Mont Humboldt in the Grand Massif du Sud. The species occurs in dense humid forest on peridotitic stones at an altitudinal range of 900 and 1,200 m asl. This species appears to be common at Nékando and it does not seem to be threatened at these locations. Therefore with an Area of Occupancy (AOO) and an Extent of occurrence (EOO) equal to 24 and 371 km², respectively, Taeniophyllum labatii is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Taeniophyllum labatii is endemic to New Caledonia where it is initially known from only one collection on Mt Dzumac in the southern part of New Caledonia. Recent prospections have since managed to locate the species at Montagne des Sources, Nékando and Mont Humboldt in the Grand Massif du Sud.

Population


Population size is unknown. Field observations indicate a species that appears to be common at Humbolt and Nékando.

Habitat


Taeniophyllum labatii occurs in dense humid forest on peridotitic stones at an altitudinal range of 900 and 1,200 m asl.

Threats


Taeniophyllum labatii does not seem to be threatened as it occurs in deep forest areas.

Conservation


Taeniophyllum labatii is protected in Province Sud and in Province Nord legislation and it does occur in five protected areas: Mont Humboldt, Haute Dumbéa, Côte Oubliée, la Dumbéa, Montagne des sources. Rare orchid because discreet, T. labatii should be searched in high altitude dense humid forests such as Plateau de Dogny, Mt. Pembaï, Mont Do and Koghis.

Bibliography


Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Rouhan G., Bruy, D., Veillon J.-M., & M. Chalopin 2020. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia [continuously updated].

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

Marc Pignal and Jérôme Munzinger 2011. Une nouvelle espèce de Microtatorchis (Orchidaceae, Vandeae, Aeridinae) en Nouvelle-Calédonie, et clé d'identification des Aeridinae aphylles du Territoire . Adansonia (33) , p.183-190.

Experts


Assessor(s): Bruy, D., Butin, J., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Héquet, V., Laudereau, C., Mandaoué, L., Vandrot, H.

Reviewer(s): Cazé, H.

Facilitator(s): Warimavute, G., Meyer, S.


Geographical distribution