Taxonomy

Psychotria vieillardii (Baill.) Guillaumin
endemique
UICN

Synonyms

Psychotria bouvardioides (S.Moore) comb. ined.Cephaëlis bouvardioides S.Moore

Red List Status -

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

Psychotria vieillardii is an endemic shrub, spread in Grande Terre from Mandjélia to Atéou in the North of New Caledonia. Psychotria vieillardii occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary susbtrate at an altitudinal range 460-1,200 m asl. This species does not seem globally threatened. Psychotria vieillardii is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Psychotria vieillardii is an endemic shrub, spread in Grande Terre from Mandjélia to Atéou in the North of New Caledonia. An old herbarium specimen (1905) was collected at M'Bee (Païta).

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Psychotria vieillardii occurs in dense humid forest on volcano-sedimentary susbtrate at an altitudinal range 460-1,200 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened. However bushfires remains a potential threat to this species, in particular in Diahoué.

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): Lannuzel, G., Tanguy, V.

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


Geographical distribution