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Published In: Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 20: 218. 1882. (J. Bot.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 8/27/2014)
Distribution: Endemic to Madagascar
Lifeform/Habit: Shrub, Tree
Vegetation Formation: Forest
Bioclimate: Humid, Subhumid
Elevation: 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m
Provinces: Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga, Toamasina, Toliara
Protected Areas: Ambohitantely, Analamazaotra-Périnet, Andohahela, Andringitra, Anjanaharibe-Sud, Betampona, Manombo, Manongarivo, Mantadia, Marojejy, Masoala, Midongy du Sud, Pic d'Ivohibe, Ranomafana, Tsaratanana, Zahamena
NAP and other important sites outside protected areas: Ile Ste Marie, Itremo/Ambatofinandrahana
Type(s) of accepted name: R. Baron - 149
Notes: This is the most commonly collected species of Gaertnera in Madagascar, and is morphologically very variable. Its two varieties are clearly distinguishable at the extremes of their morphological ranges, but are linked by continuous and independent morphological variation in several characters and thus these are not distinct. This species, and in particular Gaertnera obovata var. sphaerocarpa, was circumscribed by Malcomber & Taylor (2009) to include significant morphological variation. The circumscription of Gaertnera obovata var. sphaerocarpa was narrowed markedly by Taylor et al. (2014), with some plants that were previously included in it separated in particular into Gaertnera laevis, Gaertnera malcomberiana, Gaertnera rubra, Gaertnera sclerophylla, Gaertnera xerophila. Taylor et al. (2014: 714-716) accordingly presented a revised description of this variety.




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