Taxonomy

Polyscias dzumacensis Lowry & G.M.Plunkett, ined.
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Tieghemopanax dzumacensis Lowry, in herb.

Red List Status -

Vulnerable (VU) , assessed in 09/12/2016

Polyscias dzumacensis is an endemic tree/small tree of New Caledonia restricted to the southern part of Grande Terre. It is found in dense humid forest or shrubland on ultramafic substrate at low-mid altitude. The main threats impacting this species come from habitat degradation caused by bushfires. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) being respectively estimated to 36 and 381 km², Polyscias dzumacensis is considered Vulnerable (VU) using criteria B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) with an estimation of 6 locations and a decline of habitat quality and number of mature individuals.

Geographical area


Polyscias dzumacensis is an endemic tree/small tree of New Caledonia restricted to the southern part of Grande Terre (Dumbéa-Dzumac, Mont-Mou, Forêt de Saille).

Population


Population size is unknown. It is known from three subpopulations. Good regeneration has been observed.

Habitat


It is found in dense humid forest or shrubland on ultramafic substrate at low-mid altitude (30-800 m asl).

Threats


The main threats impacting this species come from habitat degradation caused by bushfires.

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in protected areas : Forêt de Saille, Haute Dumbéa

Bibliography


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.

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

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): Warimavute, G., Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution