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Published In: Phytologia 60(4): 250. 1986. (Phytologia) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 11/4/2013)
Distribution: Endemic to Madagascar
Lifeform/Habit: Shrub, Tree
Vegetation Formation: Forest
Bioclimate: Humid
Elevation: 0-499 m, 500-999 m
Provinces: Fianarantsoa, Toamasina, Toliara
- Antsiranana Regions: SAVA
- Fianarantsoa Regions: Haute Matsiatra, Vatovavy-Fitovinany
- Toamasina Regions: Analanjirofo, Atsinanana
- Toliara Regions: Anosy
Protected Areas: Andohahela, Betampona, Masoala, Ranomafana, Zahamena
Type(s) of accepted name: RN - 7002
Notes: This species is characterized by its stipules with well developed aristae; its petiolate, coriaceous leaves with the venation rather weakly visible; its sessile to shortly pedunculate, several-flowered inflorescences with stout axes; sessile to shortly pedicellate, sweetly scented, showy flowers with an unusually well developed calyx limb and white corollas with the tube 3.5-8.5 cm long; and rather large fruits. The distinctive calyx limb is strigose adaxially (i.e., internally) and has a tubular portion 2-4 mm long and four ovate to oblong lobes 1.5-6 mm long. This species was illustrated and detailed by De Block & Van De Kerckhove (2009) who noted that its pollinators have not been observed but are presumably moths.




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