Status: this genus has not yet been assessed for species diversity and endemism
- Species in Fl. Madag: 96 (93 endemic, 2 indigenous non-endemic, 1 naturalised)
Species level data entry: not yet complete
Note: Certain species were transferred to Distephanus by Robinson and Kahn (1986), who note that certain other species may also eventually need to be transferred. These await evaluation. Note: Humbert (1960) excluded: V. colorata (Wild.)Drake, V. senegalensisLess & V. zeylanicaLess as not occuring in Madagascar.
Contributed/compiled by: M. Calmander, N. Rakotonirina & P.B. Phillipson
Updated on: 12 Feb. 2008