Taxonomy

Cloezia artensis (Montrouz.) P.S.Green
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Mooria angustifolia (Baker f.) GuillauminCloezia canescens Brongn. & Gris

Red List Status -

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

Cloezia artensis is an endemic shrub or small tree from New Caledonia, largely distributed on Grande Terre and the Bélep islands. This species, locally represented by three infraspecific varieties, is found in shrubland and low forest on ultramafic (sometimes calcereous or volcano-sedimentary) substrate up to 900 m asl. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are 20,031 and 444 km², respectively. This species is quite common and locally abundant and does not seem threatened. Therefore, C. artensis is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


C. artensis is endemic to New Caledonia, where it is widely distributed on Grande Terre and the Bélep islands.

Population


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

Habitat


C. artensis occurs in shrubland and low forest on ultramafic and sometimes calcereous or schistose substrate up to 900 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem to be threatened at the moment, although some subpopulations may be impacted by uncontrolled bushfires, mining activities (Tiébaghi (SLN)) and myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii).

Conservation


C. artensis is not protected by legislation in New Caledonia but it does occur in four protected areas: Barrage de Yaté, Ile Leprédour, Haute Dumbéa and la Dumbéa.

Bibliography


Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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

Experts


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.


Geographical distribution