Codiaeum bureavii Baill.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 05/04/2018

Baloghia bureavii is an endemic shrub or tree of New Caledonia largely distributed from Tchingou in the north to Mont dore in the south of Grande Terre. It is quite common and abundant, and occurs in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate, up to 1,300 m asl. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) equal to 6,633 km² and an area of occupancy (AOO) of 120 km², B. bureavi is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

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B. bureavii is endemic species of New Caledonia, widely distributed from Tchingou in the north to Mont dore in the south of Grande Terre.


Population size is unknown but field observations show it is a common species.


B. bureavii occurs in dense humid forest on ultramfic substrate, at an altitude range from 10 m to 1,300 m asl.


This species does not seem to be threatened, although some subpopulations may be impacted by fires, feral pigs (Sus scrofa), Rusa deer (Rusa timorensis russa) and mining activities ((Kouaoua (SLN), Camp des sapins (SLN), Goro (VALE)).


B. bureavii is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia but it does occur in several protected areas: Haute Pourina, Pic Ningua, Vallée de la Thy, Rivière bleue, Foret Nord, Mont Do.


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Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Tronchet F., Veillon J.-M., & M. Chalopin 2016. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia. vers. 22.IV.2016. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Goxe, J., Hequet, V., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Lannuzel, G.

Facilitator(s): Meyer, S., Warimavute, G., Barrabé, L.

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