Salaciopsis megaphylla (J.Poiss. ex Guillaumin) Loes.


Lecardia megaphylla J.Poiss. ex GuillauminSalaciopsis megaphylla f. attenuata Hürl.

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 05/04/2018

Salaciopsis megaphylla is an endemic shrub or tree of New Caledonia restricted mostly in the central part of Grande Terre. It is found in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary or ultramafic substrate, from 600 et 950 m asl. The main threats identified are feral pigs (Sus scrofa), Rusa deer (Rusa tumorensis) and uncontrolled bushfires. Known from six locations, its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are 48 and 1,534 km², respectively. Therefore, S. megaphylla is considered Vulnerable VU B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) with an estimated decline of habitat quality and number of mature individuals.

Geographical area

S. megaphylla is an endemic species of New Caledonia restricted to the central part of Grande Terre, from Mé Amméri to Forêt plate.


Population size is unknown.


S. megaphylla occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary or ultramafic substrate, from 600 et 950 m asl.


The main threats identified are Rusa deer (Rusa timorensis), feral pigs (Sus scrofa) and uncontrolled bushfires.


S. megaphylla is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia but it does occur in one protected area: Parc des Grandes Fougères. It is recommended to inform the inform the local authority responsible for the coordination of the firefighting effort on the presence of the species in the concerned areas as well as awarness amongs the population.


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.

Morat, P. 1996. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 20 : Celastraceae, Loranthaceae, Alseuocmiaceae, Paracryphiaceae, Tiliaceae.


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Chambrey, C., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Goxe, J., Hequet, V., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Lannuzel, G.

Facilitator(s): Meyer, S., Barrabé, L., Warimavute, G.

Geographical distribution