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Maerua filiformis Drake
    Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 9: 37 (1903).

Maerua filiformis
holotype at P: Grandidier

Credit: MNHN, France

Distribution: Endemic to Madagascar

Bioclimate: Subarid

Vegetation Formation: Thicket, Woodland, Forest, Inselberg/Rock Face

Elevation (m): 0-499

Province: Toliara

Protected Areas : Andohahela, Beza Mahafaly, Tsimanampetsotsa

Important sites outside protected areas: La Table/St Augustin

Note: Common, well-collected and variable species, needs closer examination with respect to possible infraspecific sub-division: material from SE of range has rather short broad petioles. One collection from the Onilahy Valley (Perrier de la Bathie, 12764) has persistent leaf blades on very short petioles

Type(s) of accepted name: GRANDIDIER.G s.n. (HT: P; IT: P)

Type(s) of syns and other voucher(s): SCHATZ 1746 (MO)

Updated on: 08 Oct. 2007


 

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