Taxonomy

Psychotria metamorphica Barrabé, sp. nov. ined., {MacKee 35597}
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

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

Psychotria sp. nov. "metamorphica"is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia. It would occurs in forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 400-1,500 m asl. This taxon is insufficiently collected and not well known. Psychotria sp. nov. "metamorphica" is therefore assessed as Data Deficient (DD) for taxonomic reasons.

Geographical area


Psychotria sp. nov. "metamorphica"is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Psychotria sp. nov. "metamorphica" would occurs in forest on volcano-sedimentary substrate at an altitudinal range 400-1,500 m asl.

Threats


This species does not seem directly threatened.

Conservation


Taxonomy needs to be clarified.

Bibliography


Barrabé L. 2013. Systématique et Evolution du genre Psychotria (Rubiaceæ) en 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.

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.

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

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., Warimavute, G., Ramon, L., Maura, J.


Geographical distribution