Red List Status -Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 19/02/2016
Gossia ouazangouensis is an endemic tree of New Caledonia. This species is insufficiently known and work is on-going for its taxonomic description. It is known of a single population in Ouazangou. It is found in forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 500-600 m asl. Therefore, G. ouazangouensis is assigned as Data Deficient (DD) and should be re-assessed as soon as the description is available because it seems threatened.
Gossia ouazangouensis is an endemic tree of New Caledonia. This species is insufficiently known and work is on-going for its taxonomic description. It is known of a single population in Ouazangou.
Population size is unknown.
It is found in forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 500-600 m asl.
This new species is presumed threatened by mining activities.
Currently, there are no regulatory law dedicated to new species in New Caledonia : G. ouazangouensis is thus not protected by legislation. Taxonomy needs to be established.
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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.
Wulff AS, Hollingsworth PM, Ahrends A, Jaffré T, Veillon J-M, L’Huillier L, et al. 2013. Conservation Priorities in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Analysis of Narrow Endemic Plant Species in New Caledonia.
Assessor(s): Tanguy, V., Veillon, J., Bruy, D., Dubreuil, M., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Lagrange, A., Lannuzel, G.
Reviewer(s): Amice, R.
Contributor(s): Wulff, A.
Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S., Tanguy, V.