Taxonomy

Psychotria coptosperma (Baill.) Guillaumin
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Psychotria suaveolens S.MoorePsychotria coptosperma var. variegata Guillaumin

Red List Status -

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

Psychotria coptosperma is an endemic shrub, widespread from Ile Art (Belep) in the north to Ile des Pins in the south of New Caledonia. Psychotria coptosperma occurs in dense humid forest, shrubland or sclerophyll forest at an altitudinal range 0- 1,100 m asl. This species does not seem globally threatened. Psychotria coptosperma is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Psychotria coptosperma is an endemic shrub, widespread from Ile Art (Belep) in the North to Ile des Pins in the South of New Caledonia.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Psychotria coptosperma occurs in dense humid forest, shrubland or sclerophyll forest at an altitudinal range 0-1,100 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened. However some subpopulations may be threatened by mining activities: Tiebaghi (SLN).

Bibliography


Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de 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.

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

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): Tanguy, V., Lannuzel, G.

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


Geographical distribution