Taxonomy

Dendrophyllanthus dracunculoides (Baill.) R.W.Bouman
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Glochidion salicifolium var. dracunculoides (Baill.) Müll.Arg.Phyllanthus salicifolius sensu

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 20/08/2020

Phyllanthus dracunculoides is a sub-shrub or shrub of 0.3-2(-4) m high, endemic of New Caledonia and widely distributed across the Grande Terre, from Oui-Poin to Wewec (Hienghène). This species occurs in humid forests along the side of water courses on volcano-sedimentary substrate up to nearly 770 m asl. It has an Extent of Occurrence (EOO) equal to 3,089 km² and a minimum Area of Occupancy (AOO) of 72 km², but it does not appear to be significantly threatened at the moment. Therefore, Phyllanthus dracunculoides is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Phyllanthus dracunculoides is endemic to New Caledonia where it is widely distributed across the Grande Terre, from Oui-Poin to Wewec (Hienghène).

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Phyllanthus dracunculoides occurs in humid forests along the side of water courses on volcano-sedimentary substrate up to nearly 770 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem to be threatened.

Conservation


Phyllanthus genus is protected by legislation in Province Nord. Phyllanthus dracunculoides does occur in two protected areas: Aoupinié and Mont Panié.

Bibliography


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

McPherson, G.; Schmid, M. 1991. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 17 : Euphorbiaceae II Phyllanthaceae.

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.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Barrière, R., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Héquet, V., Laudereau, C., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Lannuzel, G.

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


Geographical distribution