Taxonomy

Psychotria paicensis Barrabé, sp. nov. ined., {Vandrot 258}
endemique
UICN

Red List Status -

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

Psychotria sp. nov. "paiciensis"is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, which under current taxonomic delimitation, is restricted to Oua-tilou area. It would occurs in forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 900-935 m asl. This taxon is insufficiently collected and not well known. Psychotria sp. nov. "paiciensis" is therefore assessed as Data Deficient (DD) for provenance reasons.

Geographical area


Psychotria sp. nov. "paiciensis"is an endemic shrub of New Caledonia, which under current taxonomic delimitation, is restricted to Oua-tilou area.

Population


Population size is unknown.

Habitat


Psychotria sp. nov. "paiciensis" would occurs in forest on ultramafic substrate at an altitudinal range 900-935 m asl.

Threats


Currently, Psychotria sp. nov. "paiciensis" does not appear to be impacted by any specific threat, but could be significantly affected if mining activity was launched on the massif du Oua-Tilou.

Conservation


Taxonomy needs to be clarified.

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.

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.

Laure Barrabé 2013. Systématique et Evolution du genre Psychotria (Rubiaceæ) en 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): Warimavute, G., Maura, J., Ramon, L., Tanguy, V.


Geographical distribution