Common name :

Hno (nengone), né, nhä (drehu)


Podonephelium stipitatum (Pancher) Baill.Ratonia homei Seem.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 11/12/2014

Podonephelium homei is an endemic tree of New Caledonia. It is often very common.With an EOO of 52,000 km², an AOO of 100 km², and well over 15 known subpopulations, some of which seem to be healthy, Podonephelium homei is assigned a status of Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area

Podonephelium homei is an endemic tree of New Caledonia. It is often very common in coastal forests on Walpole Island, the Loyalty Islands, and the Isle of Pines, and also occurs on New Caledonia's main island, Grande Terre, on the south-east part.


It is a common species. Population size is not known.


It occurs in dense humid forest on calcareous substrates, usually quite close to the coast, and at elevations below 100 m.


Some parts of the habitat of Podonephelium homei could be impacted by fire or invasive species. However, most of the subpopulations of this species seem to be of low-concern.


Even though this species has never been documented from a protected area, several apparently healthy populations have been observed, for example on the Kuébini Peninsula, Maré Island in the Loyalties and the Isle of Pines.Dense humid forests are a patrimonial ecosystem protected by the Code de l'Environnement of the Province Sud.


Munzinger J. et al. 2013. A Taxonomic Revision of the Endemic New Caledonian Genus Podonephelium Baill. (Sapindaceae). Systematic botany(38) , p.1105-1124.


Assessor(s): Tanguy, V.

Reviewer(s): Schatz, G.

Contributor(s): Lowry, P., Amice, R., Anquez, M., Cazé, H., Munzinger, J., Gâteblé, G., Garnier, D., Butin, J., Isnard, S., Vandrot, H., Birnbaum, P., Fleurot, D., Barrabé, L.

Facilitator(s): Schatz, G., Schatz, G.

Geographical distribution