Taxonomy

Leichhardtia koniamboensis (Guillaumin) Liede, Gâteblé & Meve
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Marsdenia koniamboensis Guillaumin

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 24/10/2019

Leichhardtia koniamboensis is an endemic species from New Caledonia with a large and scattered distribution across the Grande Terre. This species occurs in shrubland and low forest on ultramafic substrate between 50 and 1,100 m asl. This species is common and may have a wider range of distribution. Despite having an Area of Occupancy (AOO) and an Extent of Occurrence (EOO) estimated between 152 to 200 and 13,000 and 15,000 km², Leichhardtia koniamboensis does not appear to be threatened at the moment, and is not thought to approach the requirements for listing as threatened. It is listed as Least Concern (LC)

Geographical area


Leichhardtia koniamboensis is endemic to New Caledonia and it has a a large and scattered distribution across the Grande Terre.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Leichhardtia koniamboensis occurs in shrubland and low forest on ultramafic substrate between 50 and 1,100 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem to be threatened although some subpopulations may be threatened by bushfires and mining activities at Poum,Plateau,Tiebaghi and Koniambo.

Conservation


Leichhardtia koniamboensis is not protected by legislation in New Caledonia and it does occur in 2 protected areas : Cap N'dua, Vallée de la Thy.

Bibliography


Boiteau Pierre avec collaboration de Lucie Allorge 1982. Flore de la Nouvelle Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 10 : Apocynacées.

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

LIEDE-SCHUMANN S., MEVE U., GÂTEBLÉ G., BARRIERA G. & FICI S. 2020. Apocynaceae p.p., Phellinaceae, Capparaceae : Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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].

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Héquet, V., Lannuzel, G., Laudereau, C., Mandaoué, L., Vandrot, H.

Reviewer(s): Veillon, J.

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


Geographical distribution