Red List Status -Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 26/01/2018
Syzygium tripetalum is an endemic shrub or tree of New Caledonia with a large and scattered distribution in Grande Terre, between the north east and the center (Haute Diahot to Mé Maoya) and in the Massif du Sud (Massif de la Ouenghi to Route de Yaté). This species is abundant and it is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrates up to 1,620 m asl. Despite having an area of occupancy and an extent of occurrence equal to 120 and 7,263 km² respectively, S. tripetalum has no apparent threat, and is not thought to approach the requirements for listing as threatened. It is listed as Least Concern (LC).
S. tripetalum is endemic to New Caledonia where it has a large and scattered distribution between the north east and the center (Haute Diahot to Mé Maoya) and in the Massif du Sud (Massif de la Ouenghi to Route de Yaté) of Grande Terre.
Population size is unknown but based on field observations, it is a common species.
S. tripetalum occurs in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrates up to 1,620 m asl.
This species does not seem to be threatened, although some subpopulations may be impacted by fires and mining acrtivity at Camp des sapins.
S. tripetalum is not protected by legislation in New Caledonia and it does occur in several protected areas: Pic Ningua, Aoupinié, la Dumbéa, Mont Panié, Haute Dumbéa, Massif du Kouakoué and Mont Humboldt.
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Assessor(s): Héquet, V., Vandrot, H., Barrabé, L., Amice, R., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Suprin, B., Chambrey, C., Laudereau, C., Haverkamp, C., Fogliani, B.
Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.
Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G., Meyer, S.