Taxonomy

Polyscias bracteata subsp. subincisa (R.Vig.) Lowry & G.M.Plunkett
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

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

Polyscias bracteata ssp. subincisa is an endemic small tree of New Caledonia restricted in the north west of Grande Terre, as well as in Belep islands. It occurs in shrubland, low forest and and degraded forest at low and mid altitude (20 - 700 m asl), mainly on ultramafic substrates. This species is common and does not seem directly threatened although some subpopulations may be impacted by the mining activity (in Tiébaghi) and bushfires. Polyscias bracteata ssp. subincisa is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Polyscias bracteata ssp. subincisa is an endemic small tree of New Caledonia spread in the north-west part of Grande Terre and in Belep islands.

Population


This subspecies is common.

Habitat


It occurs in shrubland, low forest and degraded vegetation at low and mid altitude (20 - 700 m asl) essentially on ultramafic substrate.

Threats


This species does not seem globally threatened, although some subpopulations may be impacted by the mining activity (in Tiébaghi) and bushfires.

Conservation


Polyscias bracteata ssp. subincisa is not protected by local legislation. It does not occur in any protected area.

Bibliography


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

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.

Experts


Assessor(s): Lowry, P., Amice, R., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Cazé, H., Dumontet, V., Fleurot, D., Garnier, D., Goxe, J., Héquet, 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