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Published In: Taxon 59(6): 1821. 2010. (Taxon) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/24/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 6/15/2011)
Reference(s):
Generic Distribution: Endemic
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: has been evaluated
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: not published
Accepted Published Species: 2 endemic
Estimated Undescribed Species: none
Estimated Total Species: 2 endemic
Additional Taxonomic Work: not currently required
Species Level Data Entry: Complete
Notes:

Phialiphora is a genus of low herbs that can be recognized by their rather succulent, weak habit with sessile basal leaves, shortly fimbriate stipules that are fused to the bases of the adjacent leaves, terminal capitate inflorescences enclosed by a fused pair of somewhat enlarged leaves, homostylous 4-merous flowers with rather well developed calyx lobes and pink to lilac corollas, and small loculicidal capsules with numerous seeds borne on an axile placenta. This genus is endemic to northwestern Madagascar, where it is known from white sand substrates. Neither of these species was known to science under any name until the study of Groeninckx et al. (2010). Phialiphora capitulata is unusual among other features for its fruits, with an air chamber at the top of each locule.

Evaluated by: Inge Groeninckx and co-workers (2010)
Compiled or updated by: Peter B. Phillipson (24 Jan 2011); C.M. Taylor VI 2011

 

 

 
 
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