Red List Status -

Near Threatened (NT) , assessed in 21/07/2016

Cunonia aoupiniensis is an endemic shrub/small tree of the north-east part of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is found in forest at mid and high altitude on volcano-sedimentary substrate. This species does not seem directly threatened. Its area of occupancy (AOO) being estimated to 36 km², Cunonia aoupiniensis is considered Near Threatened (NT) close to VU D2 because of its reduced number of subpopulations and narrow AOO.

Geographical area

Cunonia aoupiniensis is restricted to the north-east of Grande Terre (Aoupinié, Panié, Ignambi).


It is known from 3 subpopulations. It is abundant on the Aoupinié.


It is found in forest at mid and high altitude (600-1,550 m asl) on volcano-sedimentary substrate.


This species does not seem directly threatened.


Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in two protected areas : Mont Panié, Aoupinié.


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


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