Taxonomy

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

Red List Status -

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

Polyscias vieillardii ssp. balansae is an endemic tree of New Caledonia spread in Grande Terre from Ignambi in the north to Koghis in the south. It occurs in humid forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 500- 1,000 m asl. This subspecies does not seem directly threatened. Polyscias vieillardii ssp. balansae is considered Least Concern (LC).

Geographical area


Polyscias vieillardii ssp. balansae is an endemic tree of New Caledonia spread in Grande Terre from Ignambi in the north to Koghis in the south.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


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

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened.

Conservation


Polyscias vieillardii ssp. balansae is not protected by local legislation. It occurs in one protected area: Parc des Grandes Fougères

Bibliography


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

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.

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): Tanguy, V., Warimavute, G.


Geographical distribution