Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 26/01/2018

Syzygium lateriflorum is an endemic shrub or tree of New Caledonia largely distributed in Grande Terre. This species is quite common and abondant and it occurs in dense humid forest on volcano sedimentary and ultramafic substrates, up to 600 m asl. With an extent of occurrence (EOO) equal to 12,119 km² and an area of occupancy (AOO) of 172 km², S. lateriflorum is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area

S. lateriflorum is endemic to New Caledonia, where it is largely distributed in Grande Terre, from Mont Dore to col d'Arama.


Population size is unknown but based on field observations, it apperas to be a common and an abundant species.


S. lateriflorum occurs in dense humid forest and scrubland on volcano sedimentary and ultramafic substrates, up to 600 m asl.


This species does not seem to be threatened, although some subpopulations may be impacted by fires.


This species is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia but it does occur in two protected area: Vallée de la Thy and Rivière bleue.


Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. Le référentiel taxonomique Florical et les caractéristiques de la flore vasculaire indigène de la Nouvelle-Calédonie [The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia]. Adansonia sér 3(34) , p.177-219. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Dawson J.W. 1999. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et dépendances. Volume 23 : Myrtaceae Myrtoideae 1 : Syzygium.


Assessor(s): Héquet, V., Vandrot, H., Barrabé, L., Amice, R., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Fleurot, D., Suprin, B., Chambrey, C., Laudereau, C., Haverkamp, C., Fogliani, B.

Reviewer(s): Gâteblé, G.

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

Geographical distribution