Taxonomy

endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Phyllanthus loranthoides var. ripicola M.Schmid

Red List Status -

Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 25/06/2020

Phyllanthus loranthoides var. ripicola is a small shrub endemic of New Caledonia with a scattered distribution in the Grande Terre, between Farino cascade to Galarino cascade. This subspecies could have a wider range of distribution due to its scattered distribution. This subspecies occurs in stream banks of humid forests at an altitude range of 15 and 450 m asl. Phyllanthus loranthoides var. ripicola is not threatened by bushfires but it can be potentially threatened by invasive species (Rusa timorensis). The Extent of Occurrence (EOO) ranges between to 1,000 km² and 5,000 km² and the Area of Occupancy (AOO) of 20 km² and 500 km² and it is known from a small number of locations. Phyllanthus loranthoides var. ripicola is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) with an estimated decline in habitat quality.

Geographical area


Phyllanthus loranthoides var. ripicola is endemic of New Caledonia where it has a scattered distribution in the Grande Terre, between Farino cascade to Galarino cascade.

Population


Population size is not known.

Habitat


Phyllanthus loranthoides var. ripicola occurs in stream banks of humid forests at an altitude range of 15 and 450 m asl.

Threats


Phyllanthus loranthoides var. ripicola is not threatened by bushfires but it can be potentially threatened by invasive species (Rusa timorensis).

Conservation


Phyllanthus genus is protected by legislation in Province Nord. Phyllanthus loranthoides var. ripicola does not occur in any protected area. It is recommended to realise prospections in the the north eastern forests of Grande Terre.

Bibliography


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

Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de 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., Lagrange, A., Veillon, J., Garnier, D., Dumontet, V., Goxe, J., McCoy, S., Gâteblé, G.

Reviewer(s): Warimavute, G.

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


Geographical distribution