Acmopyle pancheri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Acmopyle pancheri
Species Authority: (Brongn. & Gris) Pilg.
Dacrydium pancheri Brongn. & Gris

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-09-23
Assessor(s): Thomas, P.
Reviewer(s): Farjon, A. & Gardner, M.
Contributor(s): Munzinger, J., Jaffré, T. & Lowry, P.
Although both the area of occupancy and extent of occurrence are within the thresholds for Vulnerable, it is uncertain if there has been sufficient decline to justify that category. Several subpopulations have been effected by mining activities and fire (for example in the Paéoua and Boulinda areas) while others have become more fragmented or degraded. Although widespread, this species is less frequent than Falcatifolium taxoides (Least Concern) which is often associated with A. pancheri.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to New Caledonia where it is relatively rare but widespread. The majority of subpopulations are in the south.
New Caledonia
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Population [top]

Population: Most stands occur in the southern massif with a few, more isolated stands in the north in places such as Mount Panie, the Massif du Tchingou, Mount Paeuoa and Boulinda.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small tree mainly found in the understory of lower and mid montane dense humid forests. It occurs at low densities on both ultramafic and schist substrates.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): At Paeoua and Boulinda mining activities and fire threaten areas where this species occurs.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known from several protected areas including Montagne des Sources and the Riviere Bleue. In the north it is also known from Mount Panie botanical reserve.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.2). Available at: (Accessed: 29 June 2010).

Jaffré, T., Munzinger, J. and Lowry, P.P. 2010. Threats to the conifer species found on New Caledonia's ultramafic massifs and proposals for urgently needed measures to improve their protection. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 1485-1502: DOI 10.1007/s10531-010-9780-6.

Citation: Thomas, P. 2010. Acmopyle pancheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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