SynonymsRapanea albiflorens M.Schmid
Red List Status -Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 12/10/2015
Myrsine albiflorens is a narrow endemic shrub found in Grande Terre in New Caledonia. This species is insufficiently known. It could be composed by only one sub-population (Koniambo). It is found in shrubland on an ultramafic substrate which are areas threatened by mining operations. This taxon is insufficiently collected and not well known. Myrsine albiflorens is therefore assessed as Data Deficient (DD) for taxonomic and provenance reasons.
Myrsine albiflorens is a narrow endemic shrub found in Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It could be composed by only one sub-population (Koniambo).
Population size is unknown.
Myrsine albiflorens is found in shrubland on an ultramafic substrate.
The main threat is presented by ongoing mining activities in Koniambo.
The genus Myrsine should be taxonomically clarified in order to be able to assess the extinction risks of this species.
Wulff AS, Hollingsworth PM, Ahrends A, Jaffré T, Veillon J-M, L’Huillier L, et al. 2013. Conservation Priorities in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Analysis of Narrow Endemic Plant Species in New Caledonia.
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L'Huillier L.; Jaffré T. and Wulff A. 2010. Mines et Environnement en Nouvelle-Calédonie : les milieux sur substrats ultramafiques et leur restauration.
Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.
Assessor(s): Tanguy, V., Veillon, J., Amice, R., Barrière, R., Chambrey, C., Fleurot, D., Lannuzel, G.
Reviewer(s): Vandrot, H.
Contributor(s): Wulff, A.
Facilitator(s): Chanfreau, S., Tanguy, V.