Red List Status -Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 17/11/2017
Protected species -in Northern Province
Tristaniopsis reticulata is an endemic shrub or big tree from New Caledonia, where it is restricted to the south of Grande Terre. This species grows in low shrubland on slopes and dense humid forest on ultramafic substrate up to 450 m asl. Known from 10 locations, its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are estimated to be 2,676 and 68 km², respectively. The main threats to this species are mining activities and recurrent bushfires. Therefore, T. reticulata is listed as Vulnerable (VU) under criteria B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v).
T. reticulata is endemic to New Caledonia, where it is restricted to the south of Grande Terre, from Goro to Unia, as well as Ouroué (Thio) and Cap Bocage (Houaïlou) on the east coast.
Population size is unknown.
T. reticulata occurs in low shrubland and dense humid forest on ultramafic slopes up to 450 m asl.
The main threats to this species are uncontrolled bushfires that contribute to habitat degradation and mining activities (Goro (Vale)).
T. reticulata is protected by legislation in Province Nord and it occurs in two protected areas: Pic du grand Kaori, Forêt Nord. It is recommended to inform the DSCGR (government department overseeing firefighting actions) on the presence of the species in the concerned areas. Further prospection in those areas is also needed to collect flower material.
Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.
Dawson J.W. 1992. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 18 : Myrtacées Leptospermoïdées.
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.