Taxonomy

Polyscias vieillardii (Baill.) Lowry & G.M.Plunkett
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

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

Polyscias vieillardii is an endemic tree/small tree of New Caledonia spread in Grande Terre from Tiébaghi/Mandjélia in the north to Koghis in the south. It occurs in forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate and shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 500-1,000 m asl. This species is composed of two subspecies. It does not seem directly threatened. Polyscias vieillardii is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Polyscias vieillardii is an endemic tree/small tree of New Caledonia spread in Grande Terre from Tiébaghi/Mandjélia in the north to Koghis in the south.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


It occurs in forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate and shrubland on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 500-1,000 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened although one subpopulation is threatened by mining activities in Tiébaghi.

Conservation


Polyscias vieillardii is not protected by local legislation. It occurs in 3 protected areas : Mont Panié, Aoupinie, Parc des Grandes Fougères

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