Pittosporum tanianum Veillon & Tirel (1995:427)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: June 1992 (Bouchet et al., 1995:423)

Rediscovered on 23 May 2002 by Bernard Suprin (Suprin, 2004)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Leprédour, St Vincent Bay, south of New Caledonia


Biology & Ecology










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Gemmill, C., Veillon, J.-M., Amice, R., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Letocart, I., Letocart, D., Maggia, L. & Pain, A. (2017). Pittosporum tanianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T35030A67747859. Accessed on 25 December 2023.

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Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Jaffre, T., Bouchet, P. and Veillon, J.-M. (1998). Threatened plants of New Caledonia: Is the system of protected areas adequate? Biodiversity and Conservation 7(1): 36.

Jaffré, T., Morat, P. and Veillon, J.-M. (1993). Etude floristique et phytogéographique de la forêt sclérophylle de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Adansonia 15(1-4): 107-146.

Mansourian, Stephanie, Géraux, Hubert, Do Khac, Emma and Vallauri, Daniel. (2018). Experiences in Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR): Lessons Learnt from 17 Years of Restoration in New Caledonia’s Dry Tropical Forest. WWF-France.

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 334(2): 177-219.

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Suprin, Bernard. (2004). Pittosporum tanianum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T35030A9906887. Downloaded on 26 September 2016.

Tirel, C. and Veillon, J.-M. (2002). Pittosporaceae. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie t.24, MNHN, Paris. 178 pp.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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