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Published In: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 124. 1775. (Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.) 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 11/4/2016)
Distribution: Madagascar (native but not endemic), Africa, Asia
Lifeform/Habit: Herb
Vegetation Formation: Anthropic, Forest, Inselberg/Rock Face
Elevation: 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m
Bioclimate: Humid, Subhumid
Regions (Prov. Antananarivo): Analamanga, Vakinankaratra
Regions (Prov. Fianarantsoa): Haute Matsiatra, Vatovavy-Fitovinany
Protected areas and other important sites: Andringitra, Ankaratra - Manjakatompo, Ranomafana
Other voucher specimes, including type(s) of synonyms: Raphael Rakoto - 161
Notes: The name G. emirnense is based on a mss name by Hils. & Boj. The name was cited by Hooker in J Linn. Soc 6: 6 (1862), but not as an accepted name. It was synonymised with G. simense for plants from Fernando Po, Ethiopia and Madagascar. It was not therefore effectively published, and remains no more than a ms name. I have come to the conclusion that although the Malagasy material is somewhat distinct from the African (generally smaller size etc.) and is very variable, with various distinctive local forms in Madagascar, it does not make sense to attempt either to describe it as a single or a series of distinct sp. or to attempt an infraspec. classification, without an extensive and detailed revision of the species throughout its range. Furthermore, pending a full revision of this complex sp. I do not think the African var. latistipulatum is worth up-holding.

Red List Assessment     (Last Modified On 11/4/2016)
Red List assessment: Least Concern




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