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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 433. 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 11/19/2013)
Generic Distribution: Not Endemic to the Malagasy Region
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: has been evaluated
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: not published
Accepted Published Species: 8 (5 endemic, 3 naturalised)
Estimated Undescribed Species: 5 endemic
Estimated Total Species: 13 (10 endemic, 3 naturalised)
Additional Taxonomic Work: required at species level
Species Level Data Entry: Complete
Notes: Oxalis lacks a treatment for Madagascar, and the genus has a reputation worldwide for being taxonomically difficult. As such we present only a first attempt at a synthesis here. In addition to the taxa treated here, several others have been associated with specimens from Madagascar, but probably in error. These include: O. bifida Thunb., O. caprina L., O. livida Jacq. (now all regarded as a South African endemic) and the widespread weedy O. anthelmintica A.Rich. We believe that there are some undescribed spp in Madagascar, but it is also possible that some of the material we have been unable to name can be placed in other known spp for Africa or elsewhere. More work is needed.
Compiled or updated by: P. B. Phillipson

 

 

 
 
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