Codiaeum deplanchei Baill.

Red List Status -

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

Baloghia deplanchei is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia restricted to the the Grand Massif du Sud with one observation in Kouaoua in the south of Grande Terre. It is quite common and abundant and it occurs in dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate, up to 500 m asl. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) equal to 66,33 km² and an area of occupancy (AOO) of 120 km², B. deplanchei is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area

B. deplanchei is endemic to New Caledonia, where it is common in the Grand Massif du Sud with one observation in Kouaoua in the south of Grande Terre.


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


B. deplanchei occurs in shrubland (sometimes in forest) on ultramafic substrate, up to 500 m.


This species does not seem to be threatened, although some subpopulations may be impacted by fires and mining activities (Goro (VALE)).


B. deplanchei is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia but it does occur in three protected areas: Barrage de Yaté, Rivière bleue, Chutes de la Madeleine.

Bibliography 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

McPherson G.D & Tirel C. 1987. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 14: Euphorbiaceae I.

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.


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., Barrabé, L., Warimavute, G.

Geographical distribution