Pfeifferago ferruginea (Brongn. & Gris) Kuntze

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 21/07/2016

Codia ferruginea is an endemic shrub of the east coast of Grande-Terre in New Caledonia. It is found in shrubland at low and mid altitude on ultramafic substrate. The main threats impacting this species are bushfires and on-going mining activities. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being estimated respectively to 108 and 912 km², Codia ferruginea is considered Vulnerable (VU) using criteria B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) with an estimation of fewer than 10 locations and an estimated decline of all sub-criteria.

Geographical area

Codia ferruginea is restricted to the east coast of Grande-Terre in New-Caledonia, from Thio to cap Bocage.


This species may be locally abundant. It is known from 7-8 subpopulations.


It is found in shrubland at low and mid altitude (50-500 m asl) on ultramafic substrate.


The main threats impacting this species are bushfires on several subpopulations and on-going mining activities in the area (Thio, Canala, Kouaoua, Cap Bocage).


Unprotected by legislation, this species is not found in any protected area. Seeds of this species are probably orthodox. It is suggested to use this species in ecological restoration.


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

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.


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

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

Geographical distribution