Tristania undulata Pancher ex GuillauminTristaniopsis capitellata (Brongn. & Gris) Sebert & Pancher

Red List Status -

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

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Tristaniopsis capitulata is an endemic shrub or tree from New Caledonia, where it is restricted to the south and the east coast of Grande Terre. This species is found in dense humid forest, shrubland or lower forest on ultramafic substrate up to 700 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are estimated at 2,772 and 100 km², respectively. This species is quite common and locally abundant and does not seem threatened. Therefore, T. capitulata is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area

T. capitulata is endemic to new Caledonia where it is restricted in the south of Grande Terre, from Tontouta to Goro, as well as part of the east coast, up to Col de Petchécara.


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


T. capitulata occurs in dense humid forest, shrubland or low forest on ultramafic, up to 700 m asl.


This abundant species does not seem to be threatened at the moment, although some subpopulations may be impacted by uncontrolled bushfires and mining activities (Goro (Vale)).


T. capitulata is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia but it does occur in four protected areas: Massif du Kouakoué, Barrage de Yaté, la Dumbéa and Pic du grand Kaori.


Dawson J.W. 1992. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 18 : Myrtacées Leptospermoïdées. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.


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): Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G.

Geographical distribution