Pycnandra longiflora (Benth.) Munzinger & Swenson



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leptostylis longiflora Bentham in Bentham & Hooker, 1876:659


Conservation Status

Last record: 1861-1867 (1865?)

Rediscovered in ?



“Gatope”, Grand-Terre, New Caledonia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bentham, G. & Hooker, J.D. (1876) Genera Plantarum ad exemplaria imprimis in herbariis Kewensibus seivata definita. Reeve & Co., London.


Other references:

Bouchet, P., Jaffré, T. and Veillon, J.-M. 1995. Plant extinction in New Caledonia: protection of sclerophyll forests urgently needed. Biodiversity and Conservation 4: 415-428.

Munzinger, Jérôme and Swenson, Ulf. (2016). Pycnandra longiflora (Sapotaceae) a species believed to be extinct, rediscovered in New Caledonia. Phytotaxa 278(2): 176-180.


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