Common name :

Geisssois velu

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 21/07/2016

Geissois hirsuta is an endemic tree of the central and southern half of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is found in dense humid forest at low and mid altitude on various substrates. This species does not seem globally threatened. Geissois hirsuta is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area

Geissois hirsuta is spread on the central and southern half of Grande Terre in New Caledonia, from Goro in the South to river Tiwaka and Mont Tchingou in the north.


This species is often gregarious.


It is found in dense humid forest (edges and undergrowth, as well as gallery forest) at low and mid altitude (0-500 m asl) on various substrates.


This species does not seem directly threatened. Some subpopulations may be impacted by bushfires.


Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in numerous protected areas : Vallée de la Thy, Haute Yaté, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Rivière bleue


H. C. F. Hopkins, J. C. Bradford, B. Donovan, Y. Pillon, J. Munzinger, B. Fogliani 2015. Floral biology of the Cunoniaceae in New Caledonia and the role of insects, birds and geckos as potential pollinators.

Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia(334) , p.177-219. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Helen Fortune Hopkins, Yohan Pillon, Ruurd Hoogland 2015. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie : Cunoniaceae.


Assessor(s): Pillon, Y., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Fleurot, D., Gâteblé, G., Hequet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I., Tanguy, V., Tiavouane, J., Tron, F.

Reviewer(s): Fogliani, B.

Contributor(s): Brinkert, M., Couhia, J., Fortune-Hopkins, H.

Facilitator(s): Maura, J., Tanguy, V.

Geographical distribution