Cunonia austrocaledonica Brongn. ex Guillaumin

Red List Status -

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

Cunonia austrocaledonica is an endemic shrub/tree of New Caledonia. It is found in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at low and mid altitude. This species is largely distributed and does not seem directly threatened. Cunonia austrocaledonica is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area

Cunonia austrocaledonica is largely distributed across Grande-Terre in New-Caledonia.


This species is known from 15-20 sub-populations.


It is found in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at low and mid altitude (100-700 m asl).


This species does not seem globally threatened.


Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in numerous protected areas : Parc des Grandes Fougères, Mont Panié, Vallée de la Thy, Mont Do, Aoupinié, Forêt de Saille.


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

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.


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., Fortune-Hopkins, H., Couhia, J.

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

Geographical distribution