Taxonomy

Geissois polyphylla Lécard ex Guillaumin
endemique
UICN

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).

Geographical area


Geissois polyphylla is spread in the central part and northern half of Grande Terre in New Caledonia, from Sarraméa-Canala to Pouébo.

Population


This species is found by scattered individuals.

Habitat


It is found in dense humid forest at mid altitude (250-780 m asl) on volcano-sedimenatary substrate.

Threats


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.

Conservation


Unprotected by legislation, this species is found in two protected areas : Parc des Grandes Fougères, Aoupinié

Bibliography


Helen Fortune Hopkins, Yohan Pillon, Ruurd Hoogland 2015. Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie : Cunoniaceae.

Morat, P.; Jaffré, T.; Tronchet, F.; Munzinger, J.; Pillon, Y.; Veillon, J.-M. and Chalopin, M. 2012. The taxonomic database « FLORICAL » and characteristics of the indigenous flora of New Caledonia. Adansonia(334) , p.177-219.

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

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.

Experts


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.


Geographical distribution