Common name :

Geissois commun, batcho (drubéa)


Geissois glauca Pancher ex GuillauminGeissois intermedia Vieill. ex Pamp.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 21/07/2016

Geissois pruinosa is an endemic shrub/tree of New Caledonia. It is found in dense humid forest and shrubland on various substrates at low and high altitude. This species is largely distributed and does not seem directly threatened. Geissois pruinosa is considered Least Concern (LC). The red list status of the two varieties of Geissois pruinosa is not assessed.

Geographical area

Geissois pruinosa is widely spread on Grande Terre from yaté to Koumac.


Individuals are scattered.


It is found in dense humid forest and shrubland on various substrates at low and high altitude (20-1,150 m asl).


This species does not seem globally threatened. Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities and bushfires.


This species is easy to grow in plant nurseries and is used in vegetation restoration. Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in numerous protected areas : Mont Do, Mont Mou, Pic Ningua, Vallée de la Thy, Montagne des sources


Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia(334) , p.177-219. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

H. C. F. Hopkins, J. C. Bradford, B. Donovan, Y. Pillon, J. Munzinger, B. Fogliani 2015. Floral biology of the Cunoniaceae in New Caledonia and the role of insects, birds and geckos as potential pollinators.

Helen Fortune Hopkins, Yohan Pillon, Ruurd Hoogland 2015. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie : Cunoniaceae.

H. C. F. Hopkins and Y. Pillon 2011. Further new endemic taxa of Cunoniaceae from New Caledonia . Kew Bulletin(66) , p.405-423.


Assessor(s): Pillon, Y., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Fleurot, D., Gâteblé, G., Hequet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I., Tanguy, V., Tiavouane, J., Tron, F.

Reviewer(s): Fogliani, B.

Contributor(s): Brinkert, M., Couhia, J., Fortune-Hopkins, H.

Facilitator(s): Maura, J., Tanguy, V.

Geographical distribution