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Published In: Zwei Pflanzengeografische Dokumente 212. 1843. (Zwei Pflanzengeogr. Dokum.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/1/2013)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 4/11/2014)
Thematic group: Inselberg
Distribution: Madagascar (native but not endemic), Africa
Lifeform/Habit: Herb
Vegetation Formation: Anthropic, Dunes and Strand, Freshwater Wetland, Grassland, Inselberg/Rock Face
Bioclimate: Humid, Subhumid
Elevation: 0-499 m, 1000-1499 m
Provinces: Fianarantsoa, Toamasina
- Fianarantsoa Regions: Haute Matsiatra, Ihorombe, Vatovavy-Fitovinany
- Toamasina Regions: Atsinanana
Type(s) of syns and other voucher(s): L.M.A. du Petit-Thouars - s.n., L.M.A. du Petit-Thouars - s.n., Louis A. Chapelier - s.n.
Notes: Having examined the available material for Madagascar, as well as many African specimens, we have concluded that the Malagasy plants are conspecific with typical Polygala capillaris from Africa, a member of a sp. complex widely distributed in tropical Africa and which needs further study. We consider P. capillaris subsp. capillaris to be distinct from P. capillaris subsp. perrottetiana (Paiva) Paiva, provisionally at subsp. rank, the latter has not occur in Madagascar. As evidenced by the discordance between Paiva's specimen annotations and his 1998 treatment, it is clear that he was not certain of the taxonomic relationship between the Malagasy material and the African species. Paiva annotated some specimens as var. filicaulis (Baill.) Paiva, but this combination does not appear to have been published, and he eventually recognized P. filicaulis as a separate species, but we are not inclined to agree with this, and have reduced it to synonymy, pending a full revision of the sp. complex.




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