Syzygium bullatum (Brongn. & Gris) N.Snow & Byng


Piliocalyx bullatus Brongn. & Gris

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 26/01/2018

Syzygium bullatum is an endemic shrub or small tree of New Caledonia distributed from the centre-east to the north-east of Grande Terre. This species is quite common and due to its scattered distribution, it may have a wider range of distribution. It occurs in dense humid forest on volcano sedimentary substrate from 500 to 600 m asl. With an Extent of Occurrence (EOO) ranges between 4,000 km² and 5,000 km² and an Area of Occupancy (AOO) between 90 km² and 100 km², S. bullatum is not considered threatened and is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

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S. bullatum is endemic species of New Caledonia distributed from the central east to the northern east of Grande Terre.


Population size is unknown but based on field observations, it is a common species.


S. bullatum occurs occurs in dense humid forest on volcano sedimentary from 500 to 600 m asl.


This species does not seem to be threatened, although some subpopulations may be impacted by invasive species (Rusa deer, Rusa timorensis and feral pigs, Sus scrofa) and potentially by bushfires (at Mia).


S. bullatum is not protected by legislation in New Caledonia and it does occur in three protected areas: Pouébo : Aoupinié, Mont Panié and Parc des Grandes Fougères.


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) , p.177-219. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

N.Snow, J.W. Byng, J.Munzinger, M.W. Callmander & J.W. Dawson 2017. New Caledonian Piliocalyx transferred to Syzygium (Myrtaceae) with an updated conspectus of the species. Candollea(72 (2)) , p.239-248.

Dawson J.W. 1999. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 23 : Myrtaceae Myrtoideae 1 : Syzygium.


Assessor(s): Héquet, V., Vandrot, H., Barrabé, L., Amice, R., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Suprin, B., Chambrey, C., Laudereau, C., Haverkamp, C., Fogliani, B.

Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G., Meyer, S.

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