Taxonomy

endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 19/02/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Casearia coriifolia is an endemic shrub of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is known from 3 subpopulations (Mont Do, Tchingou, Moindip) and may be present as well in Ponandou. It is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 750-1,000 m asl. This species does not seem directly threatened. C. coriifolia is considered Vulnerable (VU) using criteria D2 because of its small area of occupation (AOO) being estimated to 16 km².

Geographical area


Casearia coriifolia is an endemic shrub of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is known from 3 subpopulations (Mont Do, Tchingou, Moindip) and may be present as well in Ponandou.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


This species is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 750-1,000 m asl.

Threats


It does not seem gloabally threatened. Potential mining activities on Tchingou would impact one sub-population.

Conservation


This species is protected by the Code de l'environnement of province Nord. It occurs in one protected area : réserve naturelle du Mont-Do.

Bibliography


Wulff AS, Hollingsworth PM, Ahrends A, Jaffré T, Veillon J-M, L’Huillier L, et al. 2013. Conservation Priorities in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Analysis of Narrow Endemic Plant Species in New Caledonia.

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.

Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

L'Huillier L.; Jaffré T. and Wulff A. 2010. Mines et Environnement en Nouvelle-Calédonie : les milieux sur substrats ultramafiques et leur restauration.

Experts


Assessor(s): Tanguy, V., Veillon, J., Bruy, D., Dubreuil, M., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Lagrange, A., Lannuzel, G.

Reviewer(s): Amice, R.

Contributor(s): Wulff, A.

Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S., Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution