Red List Status -Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 20/11/2020
Baloghia buchholzii is an endemic shrub or small tree of New Caledonia, growing up to 0.5 to 6 m high. It has a wide and discontinious distribution across the Grande Terre. It is found in dense humid forest on ultramafic and volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitude range of 150 and 1,250 m asl. This species does not appear to be abundant. Despite having an Area of Occupancy (AOO) and an Extent of Occurrence (EOO) equal to 128 and 9,075 km² respectively, Baloghia buchholzii does not seem to be threatened. It is therefore listed as Least Concern (LC).
Baloghia buchholzii is endemic to New Caledonia where it has a wide and discontinious distribution across the Grande Terre.
Population size is unknown. Based on field observations, this species is not abundant.
Baloghia buchholzii occurs in dense humid forest on ultramafic and volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitude range of 150 and 1,250 m asl.
Baloghia buchholzii does not seem to be threatened.
Baloghia buchholzii is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia but it does occur in several protected areas: Haute Pourina, Haute Yaté, Massif du Kouakoué, Montagne des sources, Mont Humboldt, Rivière bleue, Netcha, Barrage de Yaté, Côte Oubliée. The experts note a taxonomic impediment. It could be composed of two distinct species. Taxonomic and genetic studies are needed to confirm or refuting these assumptions.
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Assessor(s): Bruy, D., Butin, J., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Héquet, V., Laudereau, C., Mandaoué, L., Vandrot, H.
Reviewer(s): Cazé, H.
Facilitator(s): Meyer, S., Warimavute, G.