Taxonomy

Psychotria semperflorens (Pancher ex Beauvis.) Guillaumin
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Mapouria semperflorens Pancher ex Beauvis.Psychotria speciosa var. longifolia S.Moore

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 15/09/2016

Psychotria semperflorens is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, widespread from Paéoua in the north to Port Boisé in the south of Grande Terre and in Ile des Pins. It occurs in forest, shrubland and sclerophyll forest on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 0-1,100 m asl. This species does not seem globally threatened. Psychotria semperflorens is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Psychotria semperflorens is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, widespread from Paéoua in the north to Port Boisé in the south of Grande Terre and in Ile des Pins.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Psychotria semperflorens occurs in forest, shrubland and sclerophyll forest on volcano-sedimentary and ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 0-1,100 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened. Some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Vulcain (SMGM), Goro (VALE).

Bibliography


Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Laure Barrabé 2013. Systématique et Evolution du genre Psychotria (Rubiaceæ) en Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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.

Barrabé L, Maggia L, Pillon Y, Rigault F, Mouly A, Davis AP, Buerki S 2014. New Caledonian lineages of Psychotria (Rubiaceae) reveal different evolutionary histories and the largest documented plant radiation for the archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution(71) , p.15-35.

Experts


Assessor(s): Barrabé, L., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Gâteblé, G., Hequet, V., Maura, J., McCoy, S., Suprin, B., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Lannuzel, G., Tanguy, V.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G., Maura, J., Ramon, L.


Geographical distribution