Home Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar
Higher Taxa
Orders
Families
Genera
Species
Plant Themes
All Names
Fern Index
Red List
Specimen Full Search
Specimens with Vernacular names
References
Geographic Search
Collector Search
Search Builder
Project Query builder
(Login required)
Photo Gallery
Specimens Scans
All Image Galleries
The Plant List
JSTOR Plants
APG links
Generic Tree Key
Web Sites
Glossary Fr/Eng
Catalogue
Botanicus
Gallica
Adansonia
Bull. Soc. Bot
Flore de Madagascar
Candollea
Notes Pteridologiques
Bioclimate
Geology
Protected Areas
Provinces
Regions
Ethnic groups
Vegetation
Details
Nat. Parks
SAPM
MBG Gazetteer
Fallingrain.com
Paracephaelis Baill. Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical Garden Decrease font Increase font Restore font
 

Published In: Adansonia 12: 316. 1879. (Adansonia) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 4/9/2014)
Reference(s):
Generic Distribution: Not Endemic to the Malagasy Region
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: based on existing literature
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: not published
Accepted Published Species: 3 endemic
Estimated Undescribed Species: none
Estimated Total Species: 3 endemic
Additional Taxonomic Work: in progress
Species Level Data Entry: Complete
Notes:

Paracephaelis is characterized by its woody habit; interpetiolar triangular stipules; petiolate leaves that are often pubescent; terminal, shortly cymose, rounded, sessile to shortly pedunculate inflorescences; bisexual homostylous flowers; the short calyx with a short tubular portion and 5 triangular lobes; salverform to funnelform corollas with the 5 lobes contorted in bud; the ovary 2-locular, with 3-4 ovules in each locule; and berry-like fruits with the seeds reniform, somewhat flattened, and with entire endosperm.

De Block (2003) noted that this genus is closely related to Homolliella and Homollea, although the species of Homollea do not have a very similar general aspect to the species of those genera. Homollea differs in its generally unbranched inflorescences borne on well developed peduncles and its long narrow calyx lobes; Homolliella differs in its well developed tubular calyx with the lobes shorter than the tube and often longer flowers. Some species of Paracephaelis are similar in general aspect to Schizenterospermum, but that last genus has the corolla lobes valvate in bud. Paracephaelis is also similar to Tarenna, but Tarenna generally has glabrous, often tough-textured leaves and inflorescences with fewer larger flowers.

The fourth species of this genus, Paracephalis trichantha (Baker) De Block, is found in coastal East Africa, in Aldabra, and in the Comores but has not been formally documented in Madagascar.

Compiled or updated by: C.M. Taylor VII 2011

 

 

 

 
 
© 2014 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110