Acropogon veillonii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Malvaceae

Scientific Name: Acropogon veillonii Morat
Taxonomic Source(s): 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(2): 177-219. DOI: 10.5252/a2012n2a1.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-01-28
Assessor(s): Tanguy, V., Amice, R., Birnbaum, P., Bruy, D., Dubreuil, M., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Lannuzel, G., Papineau, C., Razafindrakoto, L. & Vedi, L.
Reviewer(s): Maura, J.
Contributor(s): Veillon, J.-M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Tanguy, V.
Justification:
Acropogon veillonii is an endemic tree of New Caledonia. Mainly present in the Loyauté islands, this species is also present in Ponérihouen on Grande Terre. It is found in dense humid forest on calcareous substrates at an altitude of 0-200 m asl. The main threat to this species is linked to the impact of various invasive species (feral goats in Ouvéa, rats in Lifou and Maré, and Rusa Deer in Ponérihouen) which hinder natural regeneration. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are estimated to be 48 km² and 13,145 km² respectively. Acropogon veillonii is assessed as Vulnerable (VU) based on criteria B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v).
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Acropogon veillonii is an endemic tree of New Caledonia. Mainly present in the Loyauté islands, this species is also present in Ponérihouen on Grande Terre.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
New Caledonia
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:48Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:13145
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Number of Locations:7Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:No
Upper elevation limit (metres):300
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Population [top]

Population:Even though it is not abundant, this species is quite widely distributed on the Loyauté island. Its tiny presence in Ponérihouen might be due to seed dispersal by the Red-bellied Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus greyii).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Yes
Extreme fluctuations:No
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in dense humid forest on calcareous substrates at an altitude of 0-200 m asl.
Systems:Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat on this species is linked to the impact of various invasive species (feral goats in Ouvéa, rats in Lifou and Maré, and Rusa Deer in Ponérihouen) which hinder natural regeneration.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protected by legislation in province Nord but it is not protected in province des Iles. It does not occur in any protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: The order of the names of the Assessors was accidentally changed during data import and an incorrect person was added as the Reviewer; this errata version corrects these errors.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability:Suitable  
1. Land/water protection -> 1.1. Site/area protection
2. Land/water management -> 2.2. Invasive/problematic species control

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:No
  Invasive species control or prevention:Unknown
In-Place Species Management
  Successfully reintroduced or introduced beningly:Unknown
  Subject to ex-situ conservation:No
In-Place Education
8. Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases -> 8.1. Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases -> 8.1.2. Named species [ Rusa timorensis ]
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.2. Species disturbance
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.3. Indirect species effects -> 2.3.7. Reduced reproductive success

8. Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases -> 8.1. Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases -> 8.1.2. Named species [ Capra hircus ]
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.2. Species disturbance
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.3. Indirect species effects -> 2.3.7. Reduced reproductive success

8. Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases -> 8.1. Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases -> 8.1.2. Named species [ Unspecified Rattus ]
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.3. Indirect species effects -> 2.3.7. Reduced reproductive success

Bibliography [top]

Endemia.nc. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Available at: http://www.endemia.nc.

IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 14 September 2017).

IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 7 December 2017).


Citation: Tanguy, V., Amice, R., Birnbaum, P., Bruy, D., Dubreuil, M., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Lannuzel, G., Papineau, C., Razafindrakoto, L. & Vedi, L. 2017. Acropogon veillonii. In: (errata version published in 2017) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T37423A121871372. . Downloaded on 11 December 2017.
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