Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Lamiales Verbenaceae

Scientific Name: Oxera pulchella
Species Authority: Labill.
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-05-15
Assessor(s): Hequet, V.
Reviewer(s): Pollock, C.M. & Hilton-Taylor, C.
Oxera pulchella has been found in Ceylan gardens, in Tanzania and possibly also in Kenya. It is cultivated in gardens all over the world. In its native New Caledonia, one of its two subspecies (Oxera pulchella ssp. pulchella) is common on the north, east and in the center of Grande Terre. The other subspecies (Oxera pulchella ssp. grandiflora) is restricted to Noumea and its suburbs. Overall, the species is assessed as Least Concern, however Oxera pulchella ssp. grandiflora is assessed separately as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been found in Ceylon gardens, in Tanzania and maybe in Kenya. In New Caledonia one of the two subspecies is common on the north east and in the centre of the main island (Grande Terre). The other subspecies is restricted to Noumea and suburbs.
Countries occurrence:
New Caledonia
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 68
Number of Locations: 17
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Population [top]

Population: The population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species grows in wet forest, on riverbanks at 160–600 m altitude on schists, and in dry coastal forests at 5–50 m altitude on schists and calcareous soils.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known to be causing serious concerns for this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific conservation measures are in place or are recommended for this species at present.

Citation: Hequet, V. 2010. Oxera pulchella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T177875A7474332. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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