Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 08/12/2016

Protected species -

in Southern Province , in Northern Province

Diospyros perplexa is an endemic shrub/tree of New Caledonia. This species is known from the Nouméa area and Pic Ouitchambo where it occurs in dry forest. This species is insufficiently known (few records) by the experts as D. perpexla represents some hybrid forms with D. pancheri. D. perplexa deserves to be more collected in order to enhance the knowledge of this species. Therefore, Diospyros perplexa is therefore assessed as Data Deficient (DD) for taxonomy reasons.

Geographical area

Diospyros perplexa is an endemic shrub/tree of New Caledonia known from the Nouméa area and Pic Ouitchambo


Population size is unknown.


It occurs in dry forest.


Threats are unknown.


This species is legally protected in Province Nord and Province Sud. Prospections are recommended in order to bring further material for taxonomic studies.


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Munzinger J., Morat Ph., Jaffré T., Gâteblé G., Pillon Y., Tronchet F., Veillon J.-M. and M. Chalopin 2016. FLORICAL: Checklist of the vascular indigenous flora of New Caledonia. vers. 22.IV.2016. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.


Assessor(s): Schatz, G., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Héquet, V., Lowry, P., Suprin, B., Tanguy, V., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Maura, J.

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

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