A review of the conservation status of the threatened western Indian Ocean island tree Pisonia sechellarum (Nyctaginaceae)

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J. Gerlach
B. Senterre
F. Barthelat


The status of the tree Pisonia sechellarum F. Friedmann (Nyctaginaceae) endemic to the western Indian Ocean is reviewed. Five populations have been located: four in the Seychelles Islands (three on Silhouette Island and one on Mahe) and one on Mayotte. The species is associated with montane forest and ravine habitats and the genetic identity of different populations remains to be investigated. This species is considered to be endangered.

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