Red List Status -Endangered (EN) , assessed in 08/12/2016
Protected species -in Northern Province
Diospyros margaretae is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia sparsely spread on the east coast of Grande Terre. It is found in humid forest at low-mid altitude on ultramafic substrate. The main threats impacting this species come from habitat fragmentation and degradation linked to uncontrolled bushfires. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being estimated respectively to 16 and 568 km², Diospyros margaretae is considered Endangered (EN) using criteria B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) with an estimation of three locations and an estimated continuous decline of habitat quality and number of mature individuals.
Diospyros margaretae is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia sparsely spread on the east coast of Grande Terre: from Côte Oubliée to Kouaoua
Population size is unknown.
It is found in humid forest at low-mid altitude (20-500 m asl) on ultramafic substrate.
The main threats impacting this species come from habitat fragmentation and degradation linked to uncontrolled bushfires.
This species is protected by legislation in province Nord but not in province Sud. It does not occur in any protected area. Prospections are recommended on Côte Oubliée. As this species is threatened by bushfires, its stations must be included in the maps of Sécurité Civile.
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Assessor(s): Schatz, G., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Hequet, V., Lowry, P., Suprin, B., Tanguy, V., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.
Reviewer(s): Maura, J.
Facilitator(s): Warimavute, G., Tanguy, V.