Astronidium storckii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Melastomataceae

Scientific Name: Astronidium storckii Seem.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-27
Assessor(s): Masau, M.
Reviewer(s): Oldfield, S. & Keppel, G.
Contributor(s): Cavu, S., Daveta, M., Rokocaucau, M., Thomas, N., Tikoca, S., Tutevu, I. & Young, E.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Rivers, M.C.
Astronidium storckii is an endemic tree to Fiji. It has an extent of occurrence of 2915 kmwith an area of occupancy of  52km2 . It is present on Viti Levu and one site on Ovalau island. There is some threat to this species from mining that could lead to a continuing decline of this species. No extreme fluctuations have been observed for this species, and it is present in many protected reserves and areas on Viti Levu. It is listed as Near Threatened (NT) as it nearly qualifies for VU B1ab(iii)+B2ab(iii).
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Astronidium storckii is endemic to Fiji. Except for the type collection at Ovalau, the species is known only from Viti Levu (Smith 1985). It is present in most protected areas on the main island Viti Levu in the Wabu forest reserve, Tomaniivi forest reserve, Sovi basin, and the Colo-i-Suva forest park range (Fiji Red List Workshop, July 2016). The extent of occurrence is 2,915 km2 and the area of occupancy is 52 km2

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Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:52
Number of Locations:13
Lower elevation limit (metres):30
Upper elevation limit (metres):1153
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Population [top]

Population:No population information is available on this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a small tree that has been collected in dense forest and thickets on crests and ridges between 30 and 1,153 m (Smith 1985).
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No known uses for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Only mining in the Namosi area will affect some sites of this species in this province.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in most protected areas on Viti Levu.

Citation: Masau, M. 2016. Astronidium storckii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T34379A99516171. . Downloaded on 27 April 2018.
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