David J. Du Puy - M564 Decrease font Increase font Restore font
Current Determination
Millettia nathaliae Du Puy & Labat Family: Fabaceae Determined By: Du Puy & Labat, 1995
Collection Information
Collectors David J. Du Puy, Gwilym P. Lewis & Brian D. Schrire
Collector Team David J. Du Puy
Gwilym P. Lewis
Brian D. Schrire
Collection Number M564
Collection Date 26 Nov 1992
Location Madagascar, Antsiranana, DIANA
Keywords Andranomena
Coordinate 12°37'S 049°26'E (-12.6166667, 49.4333333)
Elevation 235 m
Herbaria MO, TAN
Description Shrub or small tree c. 3-5 m tall, deciduous; bark pale grey, mottled, smooth; dbh on larger trunks c. 15 cm; twigs pale grey with white lenticels; young shoots with a dark blackish brown indumentum. Flowers vanilla scented, mauve pink (candy pink) fading to lilac, the standard with a pale green basal eye; calyx suffused red-brown with 3 lower teeth and 2 upper teeth very small and close together. Flowers on short pseudoracemes, in pairs or groups of 4, usually 6 per inflorescence. Pods flat, woody, pale brown, with 2 or 3 seeds, cracked on the surface. NOTE: Pollinated by large black and yellow bees (specimens taken), and visited by sunbirds (back and wings with a blue sheen).
Locality Track to Irodo along the northern ridge above the Irodo River, c. 5 km E of Route National 6 to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), the nearest village Andranomena, Sarainana River
Projects: Madagascar

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MO MO-2217131 6250866 sheet


Du Puy - M564 - Madagascar

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