Oxera neriifolia subsp. sororia (Däniker) de Kok.

Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 08/09/2017

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Oxera neriifolia subsp. sororia is a woody climber endemic to New Caledonia, restricted to the north west of Grande Terre. It is found in shrubland on ultramafic substrate between 350 and 700 m asl. Known from three locations, its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 105 and 16 km², respectively. The main threat is past and ongoing mining activities in Kopéto and Boulinda, but uncontrolled bushfires could also affect this taxon. However, due to a lack of recent observations and taxonomic doubts, Oxera neriifolia subsp. sororia is listed as Data Deficient (DD).

Geographical area

O. neriifolia subsp. sororia is endemic to New Caledonia where it is restricted to the north west of Grande Terre.


Population size is unknown.


O. neriifolia subsp. sororia occurs in scrubland on ultramafic substrate between 350 and 700 m asl.


The main threats are past and ongoing mining activities in Kopéto and Boulinda (road access road), as well as uncontrolled bushfires.


This taxon is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia and does not occur in any protected areas. Taxonomic clarification is urgently needed on this probable complex of taxa in order to be able to assess their extinction risk.


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Gâteble G. 2016. Flore ornementale de Nouvelle-Calédonie. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. Le référentiel taxonomique Florical et les caractéristiques de la flore vasculaire indigène de la Nouvelle-Calédonie [The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia]. Adansonia sér 3(34) , p.177-219.

Barrabé L, Karnadi-Abdelkader,G, Ounemoa,J,de Kok RPJ., Robert N, Gâteble,G. 2015. Recircumscription of Oxera (Lamiaceae: Ajugoideae) ta include Faradaya based on molecular and anatomical data. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society(179) , p.693-711.


Assessor(s): Gâteblé, G., Barrabé, L., Fleurot, D., Amice, R., Cazé, H., Bruy, D., Hequet, V., Vandrot, H., Butin, J., Mandaoué, L., Haverkamp, C., Dumontet, V., Laudereau, C.

Reviewer(s): Meyer, S.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G.

Geographical distribution