Red List Status -Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 19/02/2016
Gossia katepahiensis is an endemic tree of New Caledonia. This species is insufficiently known and work is on-going for its taxonomic description. It is known of a single population in Katepahie. It is found in forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 350 m asl. Therefore, G. katepahiensis is assigned as Data Deficient (DD) and should be assessed as soon as the description is available because it is presumed threatened.
Gossia katepahiensis is an endemic tree of New Caledonia. This species is insufficiently known and work is on-going for its taxonomic description. It is known of a single population in Katepahie.
Population size is unknown.
It is found in forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitude of 350 m asl.
This new species is presumed threatened by mining activities.
Currently, there are no regulatory law dedicated to new species in New Caledonia: G. katepahiensis is thus not protected by legislation. Taxonomy needs to be established.
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. 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.
L'Huillier L.; Jaffré T. and Wulff A. 2010. Mines et Environnement en Nouvelle-Calédonie : les milieux sur substrats ultramafiques et leur restauration.
Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.
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.