Taxonomy

Psychotria calliantha (Baill.) Guillaumin
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Uragoga calliantha Baill.

Red List Status -

Not Evaluated (NE) , assessed in 15/09/2016

Psychotria calliantha is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, which under current taxonomic delimitation, is found in the Grande Terre moutain range. It would occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 350-700 m asl. This taxon seems to be a synonym of P.spachiana and is not evaluated (NE).

Geographical area


Psychotria calliantha is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, which under current taxonomic delimitation, is found in the Grande Terre moutain range.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Psychotria calliantha would occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 350-700 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened.

Conservation


Taxonomy needs to be clarified.

Bibliography


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.

Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de 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): Ramon, L., Warimavute, G., Tanguy, V., Maura, J.


Geographical distribution