Codia obcordata var. obcordata Brongn. & GrisCodia microcephala Pamp.

Red List Status -

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

Codia spatulata is an endemic shrub/tree of New Caledonia. It is found in shrubland essentially on ultramafic substrate at low and mid altitude. This species is largely distributed and does not seem directly threatened. Codia spatulata is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area

Codia spatulata is largely distributed across Grande-Terre in New-Caledonia.


This species is common.


It is found in shrubland (occasionnaly in forest) essentially on ultramafic substrate at low and mid altitude (10-900 m asl).


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


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 : Chutes de la Madeleine, Pic du grand Kaori, Vallée de la Thy, Netcha, Parc des Grandes Fougères.

Bibliography 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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.

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.


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

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

Geographical distribution