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Published In: Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 76: 1036–1037. 1929. (Bull. Soc. Bot. France) Name publication detailView in Botanicus
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 6/18/2013)
Reference(s):
Generic Distribution: Endemic
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: has been evaluated
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: 3 endemic
Accepted Published Species: 3 endemic
Estimated Undescribed Species: none
Estimated Total Species: 3 endemic
Additional Taxonomic Work: not currently required
Species Level Data Entry: Complete
Notes: A molecular phylogeny shows that the small Malagasy endemic genus Achyrocalyx is part of a monophyletic clade with African and Malagasy Stenandriopsis taxa (Mc Dade et al., 2005). Futhermore, Achyrocalyx was recognized by Benoist (1930, 1967) as distinct from Stenandriopsis on the basis of having a bilabiate corolla versus one with the five lobes nearly equal. As many African Stenandriopsis have corollas that are as zygomorphic as those of Achyrocalyx, this would not seem to be a valid distinction between the two genera (Mc Dade et al., 2005: 852). Therefore Achyrocalyx may probably be better placed as a synonym of Stenandriopsis. Benoist annotated Dequaire 27311 (P) with the unpublished name A. cuspidatus, however we believe this specimen can be comfortably included within A. decaryi.
Compiled or updated by: P.B. Phillipson; M.W. Callmander, 2013

 

 
 
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