Red List Status -Least Concern (LC) , assessed in 21/07/2016
Geissois polyphylla is an endemic shrub/small tree of the central part and northern half of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. It is found in dense humid forest at mid altitude on volcano-sedimenatary substrate. This species does not seem directly threatened. Geissois polyphylla is considered Least Concern (LC).
Geissois polyphylla is spread in the central part and northern half of Grande Terre in New Caledonia, from Sarraméa-Canala to Pouébo.
This species is found by scattered individuals.
It is found in dense humid forest at mid altitude (250-780 m asl) on volcano-sedimenatary substrate.
This species does not seem globally threatened. Some subpopulations may be threatened by bushfires and habitat degradation caused by the invasives Rusa rusa deer (Rusa timorensis)s and feral pigs.
Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in two protected areas : Parc des Grandes Fougères, Aoupinié
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H. C. F. Hopkins, J. C. Bradford, B. Donovan, Y. Pillon, J. Munzinger, B. Fogliani 2015. Floral biology of the Cunoniaceae in New Caledonia and the role of insects, birds and geckos as potential pollinators.
Assessor(s): Pillon, Y., Bruy, D., Butin, J., Fleurot, D., Gâteblé, G., Hequet, V., Letocart, D., Letocart, I., Tanguy, V., Tiavouane, J., Tron, F.
Reviewer(s): Fogliani, B.
Contributor(s): Couhia, J., Brinkert, M., Fortune-Hopkins, H.
Facilitator(s): Maura, J., Tanguy, V.