Hachettea austrocaledonica is a species of parasitic plant in the Balanophoraceae family. It is endemic to New Caledonia and the only species of the genus Hachettea.[1] Its closest relative is Dactylanthus from New Zealand.[2]

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Balanophoraceae
Genus: Hachettea
H. austrocaledonica
Binomial name
Hachettea austrocaledonica


  1. ^ Morat, P., T. Jaffré, F. Tronchet, J. Munzinger, Y. Pillon, J. M. Veillon, and M. Chalopin (2012). The taxonomic reference base Florical and characteristics of the native vascular flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia 34 (2): 179–221.
  2. ^ Su, Huei-Jiun, Jer-Ming Hu, Frank E. Anderson, Joshua P. Der, and Daniel L. Nickrent. (2015) Phylogenetic Relationships of Santalales with Insights into the Origins of Holoparasitic Balanophoraceae. Taxon 64 (3): 491–506. doi:10.12705/643.2.