Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 27/10/2017

Gossia sp. (MacKee 12758) is an endemic shrub from New Caledonia, only known from Mont Kaala in the northwest of Grande Terre. This species was found on ultramafic slopes between 30 m to 600 m asl. It is poorly known and has yet to be formally described. Therefore, Gossia sp. (MacKee 12758) is listed as Data deficient (DD) due to provenance and taxnomic reasons.

Geographical area

Gossia sp. (MacKee 12758) is endemic to New Caledonia. Under current delimitation, it is only known from Mont Kaala in the northwest of Grande Terre.


Population size is unknown due to a lack of data.


Gossia sp. (MacKee 12758) seems to occur on ultramafic slopes from 30 m to 600 m asl.


This species was collected at a site that could be impacted by bushfires. Besides, it may be impacted by myrtle's rust (Austropuccinia psidii).


Gossia sp. (MacKee 12758) is not protected by any legislation in New Caledonia and does not occur in any protected areas. Taxonomic studies are necessary to clarify the species' status and be able to formally describe it. Besides, further prospection on Mont Kaala is needed to estimate its population size and understand potential threats.


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.

Lannuzel, G.; Gâteblé, G.; Fogliani, B. 2017. Etude des Espèces Rares et Menacées des sites miniers de la SMT. 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.


Assessor(s): Amice, R., Barrière, R., Butin, J., Fleurot, D., Lagrange, A., Lannuzel, G., Letocart, I., Suprin, B.

Reviewer(s): Veillon, J.

Contributor(s): Russ, L.

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

Geographical distribution