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Published In: Genera Nova Madagascariensia 5. 1806. (Gen. Nov. Madagasc.) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 11/15/2013)
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.: 4 endemic
Accepted Published Species: 23 endemic
Estimated Undescribed Species: 6 endemic
Estimated Total Species: 29 endemic
Additional Taxonomic Work: in progress
Species Level Data Entry: Not yet complete
Notes: A revision of the genus is well advanced, which will treat 17 species fully, a further 4 are regarded as imperfectly known, and a further 6-10 are left undescribed until more collections of those taxa become available. A useful vegetative character for Potameia is the pale grey bark of the twigs, which is nearly always visible on herbarium specimens. Characters never found in Potameia are opposite leaves and domatia. Potameia is the only genus of Lauraceae in Madagascar with dimerous flowers, thus flowering specimens, as well as most fruiting specimens with persistent tepals, can be readily identified.
Compiled or updated by: H. van der Werff

 

 

 
 
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