Taxonomy

Psychotria danielii Barrabé, sp. nov. ined., {Barrabé 790}
endemique
protegee
UICN

Red List Status -

Critically Endangered (CR) , assessed in 15/09/2016

Protected species -

in Northern Province

Psychotria sp. nov. "danielii" is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, known from Païta : Nondoue, Propriété Bernanos in Grande Terre. It occurs in sclerophyll forest at an altitudinal range 0- 80 m asl. The main threats impacting this species are urbanization with nearby planned developement projects and bushfires. Its area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO) are both equal to 4 km², while the species is known to exist at only a single location. Psychotria sp. nov. "danielii" is therefore assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) with criteria B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) with a continuing decline of all concerned sub-criteria.

Geographical area


Psychotria sp. nov. "danielii" is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, known from Païta : Nondoue, Propriété Bernanos in Grande Terre.

Population


It is known from a single population: Païta.

Habitat


Psychotria sp. nov. "danielii" occurs in sclerophyll forest at an altitudinal range 0- 80 m asl.

Threats


The main threats impacting this species are urbanization with nearby planned developement projects and bushfires.

Conservation


Psychotria sp. nov. "danielii" is unprotected by legislation and it does not occur in any protected area. This species would benefit from ex-situ and in-situ emergency conservation actions. It is proposed to ensure the follow-up of the only known sub-population, to preserve it on delimited perimeter. It is proposed to integrate this species in restoration projects. It is moreover advised to inform municipal council and the DSCGR (emergency services) on the situation of the species in the concerned area.

Bibliography


Endemia.nc 2016. Faune et Flore de Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Laure Barrabé 2013. Systématique et Evolution du genre Psychotria (Rubiaceæ) en Nouvelle-Calédonie.

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.

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


Geographical distribution