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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 195. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 9/27/2013)
Reference(s):
Generic Distribution: Not Endemic to the Malagasy Region
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: has been evaluated
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: 1 endemic
Accepted Published Species: 1 indigenous non-endemic
Estimated Undescribed Species: none
Estimated Total Species: not yet evaluated
Additional Taxonomic Work: in progress
Species Level Data Entry: Complete
Notes: Pillans (1942) recognised 3 spp. in Madagascar: one of these, P. mauritiana (also in the Mascarenes, and now referred to as P. nitida) is known from Madagascar by only a single old Chapelier collection. This is a label error and that sp. is not actually present in Madagascar. Perrier (1950) only recognised a single species (P. emirnensis), which he regarded as endemic to Madagascar and made no mention of the other taxa, while authors working on the African flora later equated this with the African P. tropica. Provisionally we accept these conclusions. The Malagasy species is not longer endemic but is shared with East Tropical Africa. S. Haemmerli (University of Zurich) is currently revising the genus.
Compiled or updated by: P. B. Phillipson, S. Haemmerli (UZH) & M. W. Callmander

 

 

 
 
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