Taxonomy

endemique
UICN

Common name :

Beko, beku (nengone)

Synonyms

Tieghemopanax bracteatus R.Vig.Panax subincisa Baill. ex R.Vig.

Red List Status -

Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 09/12/2016

Polyscias bracteata is an endemic small tree of New Caledonia widespread in Grande Terre, Belep, Isle of Pines and Loyauté (Lifou, Maré). It occurs in shrubland and forest at low and mid altitude (5 - 1,070 m asl) on various substrates. It is composed of two subspecies largely distributed and not globally threatened. Polyscias bracteata is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Polyscias bracteata is an endemic small tree of New Caledonia widespread in Grande Terre, Belep, Isle of Pines and Loyauté (Lifou, Maré).

Population


This species is common.

Habitat


It occurs in shrubland and forest at low and mid altitude (5 - 1,070 m asl) on various substrates.

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened.

Conservation


Polyscias bracteata is not protected by local legislation. It occurs in several protected areas : Haute Yaté, Parc des Grandes Fougères, Haute Dumbéa, Aoupinié, Rivière bleue, la Dumbéa, Mont Panié, Vallée de la Thy

Bibliography


Lowry P.P.L. and Plunkett G.M. 2018. A Taxonomic revision of Polyscias subg. Tieghemopanax.

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.

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

Experts


Assessor(s): Lowry, P., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Goxe, J., Hequet, V., Lannuzel, G., McCoy, S., Schatz, G., Suprin, B., Tanguy, V., Vandrot, H., Veillon, J.

Reviewer(s): Maura, J.

Facilitator(s): Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G.


Geographical distribution