Taxonomy

endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Mooria sessilifolia (Brongn. & Gris) GuillauminMooria floribunda (Brongn. & Gris) Guillaumin

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 17/11/2017

Cloezia floribunda is a small endemic tree from New Caledonia, distributed mainly in the south of Grande Terre, but also further north on both coasts, as well as the Isle of Pines (Ile des Pins). This species is found in shrubland and low forest on ultramafic substrate from 200 to 900 m asl. This species is quite common and locally abundant and does not seem threatened. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 9,410 and 204 km², respectively. Therefore, Cloezia floribunda is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


C. floribunda is endemic to New Caledonia where it is distributed mainly in the south of Grande Terre, but also further north on both coasts, as well as the Isle of Pines (Ile des Pins).

Population


Population size is unknown, but field observations indicate that the species is quite common and abundant.

Habitat


C. floribunda occurs in shrubland and open forest on ultramafic subtrate between 200 and 900 m asl.

Threats


This abundant species does not seem to be threatened at the moment, although some subpopulations may be impacted by uncontrolled bushfires and mining activities (Cap Bocage and Nakéty (SMT), CFTMC (SLN), Tomo and Ouinné (SMGM)).

Conservation


C. floribunda is not protected by legislation in New Caledonia but it does occur in numerous protected areas: la Dumbéa, Vallée de la Thy, Barrage de Yaté, Massif du Kouakoué, Montagne des sources and Haute Dumbéa.

Bibliography


Dawson J.W. 1992. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 18 : Myrtacées Leptospermoïdées.

Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Experts


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Butin, J., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Goxe, J., Héquet, V., Lannuzel, G., Suprin, B., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Vandrot, H.

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


Geographical distribution