Taxonomy

Psychotria tontoutaensis Barrabé, sp. nov. ined., {MacKee 30740}
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

Data Deficient (DD) , assessed in 15/09/2016

Psychotria sp. nov. "tontoutaensis" is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, which under current taxonomic delimitation, is restricted to Basse Tontouta and Nétéa. It would occurs in forest and shrubland on various substrate at an altitudinal range 0-100 m asl. This taxon is insufficiently collected and not well known. Psychotria sp. nov. "tontoutaensis" is therefore assessed as Data Deficient (DD) for taxonomic reasons.

Geographical area


Psychotria sp. nov. "tontoutaensis" is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, which under current taxonomic delimitation, is restricted to Basse Tontouta and Nétéa.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Psychotria sp. nov. "tontoutaensis" would occurs in forest and shrubland on various substrate at an altitudinal range 0-100 m asl.

Threats


Main identified threats are linked to on-going mining activities and bushfires.

Conservation


Taxonomy needs to be clarified.

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.

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.

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): Tanguy, V., Lannuzel, G.

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


Geographical distribution