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Malvaceae

Pachira insignis

August 24, 2000 (, Updated )

Tree 10 m tall, 20 cm DBH. Cultivated in Ishpingo Botanical Garden, grown from seed collected in wild, in forest at Jatun Sacha. Petals bright red, fleshy. Stamens white.

77.0° 35.0’ 59.0” S1.0° 3.0’ 59.0” W

David A. Neill

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MalvaceaePachiraPachira insignisSpecimen Pachira insignis

Andringitra macrantha

March 10, 2000 (, Updated )

Multiple unbranched stems to 1 m tall. Leaves light green above, rusty gold below from indumentum. Calyx rusty brown, thick. Petals light orangish pink. Photo.

46.0° 34.0’ 54.0” N20.0° 34.0’ 21.0” W

George E. Schatz

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MalvaceaeAndringitraAndringitra macranthaSpecimen Andringitra macrantha

Nesogordonia crassipes

January 30, 1999 (, Updated )

Slender treelet 2.5 m tall, previously cut and nowresprouting. Leaves medium green. Sepals olive green.Petals, staminodia light peach-orange, stamens white.Photo.

49.0° 33.0’ 25.0” N15.0° 19.0’ 20.0” W

George E. Schatz

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MalvaceaeNesogordoniaNesogordonia crassipesSpecimen Nesogordonia crassipes

Nesogordonia macrophylla

January 26, 1999 (, Updated )

Tree 14 m tall. Leaves medium glossy green. Inflorescenceaxes light green. Sepals light yellowish green outside,white inside. Petals, staminodes fleshy white. Stigmawhite. Photo.

49.0° 50.0’ 40.0” N15.0° 25.0’ 55.0” W

George E. Schatz

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Nesogordonia macrophylla

January 26, 1999 (, Updated )

Tree 5-6 m tall. Leaves medium green. Inflorescenceaxes medium green. Calyx greenish beige outside, lightbeige inside, reflexed at anthesis. Petals, staminodesbeige cream, thick fleshy. Photo.

49.0° 50.0’ 40.0” N15.0° 25.0’ 55.0” W

George E. Schatz

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Nesogordonia macrophylla

January 24, 1999 (, Updated )

Tree 12 m tall. Leaves medium glossy green. Peduncle light olive green. Sepals yellowish olive green outside, beige inside, thickfleshy. Petal white with purple blotch at base, thickfleshy. Photo.

50.0° 27.0’ 33.0” N15.0° 16.0’ 28.0” W

George E. Schatz

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MalvaceaeNesogordoniaNesogordonia macrophyllaSpecimen Nesogordonia macrophylla

Sterculia tavia

January 22, 1999 (, Updated )

Tree 20 m tall with buttresses. Leaves light olive glossy green; the midrib and secondary veins light yellow green. Inflorescence axes light green. Sepals light green. Androecium light yellow. N.V. Tavia. Photo.

50.0° 17.0’ 59.0” N14.0° 57.0’ 3.0” W

George E. Schatz

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MalvaceaeSterculiaSterculia taviaSpecimen Sterculia tavia

Nototriche phyllanthos

November 28, 1998 (, Updated )

Acaulescent herb in sandy soil. Common. Flowers blue-violet.

78.0° 9.0’ 33.0” S0.0° 29.0’ 27.0” W

David A. Neill – Homero Vargas L. – Alina Freire – Edwin Narváez – Mariana Mites

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MalvaceaeNototricheNototriche phyllanthosSpecimen Nototriche phyllanthos

Dombeya baronii

June 1, 1998 (, Updated )

Tree 4 m tall with multiple stems cultivated in garden, originally from Anjozorobe (= Rakotozafy 2700). Leaves tinted reddish brown. Inflorescences pendulous, the bracts light flesh-colored. Petals light cream-yellow. Staminal column white; anthers yellow. Style/stigma white. Flowers very strongly fragrant, reminiscent of butterscotch. Photo. Unicate.

47.0° 32.0’ 7.0” N18.0° 55.0’ 9.0” W

George E. Schatz

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MalvaceaeDombeyaDombeya baroniiSpecimen Dombeya baronii

Trichospermum galeottii

January 24, 1998 (, Updated )

tree; to 8 m. Fruit immature

89.0° 54.0’ 0.0” S13.0° 50.0’ 59.0” E

Alex K. Monro – Gerrit Davidse – Karen J. Sidwell – L.E. Escobar

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MalvaceaeTrichospermumTrichospermum galeottiiSpecimen Trichospermum galeottii

Robinsonella speciosa

January 23, 1998 (, Updated )

Tree; to 6 m. Flowers lilac, very delicate, paler at their base, calyx green.

88.0° 31.0’ 59.0” S13.0° 28.0’ 59.0” E

Karen J. Sidwell – Alex K. Monro – Gerrit Davidse – Carlos Ramírez S.

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MalvaceaeRobinsonellaRobinsonella speciosaSpecimen Robinsonella speciosa

Sterculia africana

October 24, 1997 (, Updated )

Common tree to 5 m with flaking bark. Perianth pale yellow, strongly tinged red, with red veins inside; lobes recurved.

38.0° 10.0’ 59.0” N4.0° 39.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson – D. Sitoni

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MalvaceaeSterculiaSterculia africanaSpecimen Sterculia africana

Hibiscus thespesianus

November 24, 1992 (, Updated )

Arbuste 5 m, pétales jaunes préesentant des taches grenats à l'intérieur des onglets. N.V. Halampo.

44.0° 43.0’ 59.0” N18.0° 38.0’ 59.0” W

J.-N. Labat – T. Deroin – Edmond – R. – H. Rabarison – M.O. Laivao

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MalvaceaeHibiscusHibiscus thespesianusSpecimen Hibiscus thespesianus

Hibiscus mandrarensis

March 24, 1992 (, Updated )

Tree to 12 m in dense forest. Leaves stiff, folded, slightly glossy. Petals white, opening flat, with pale yellow claw, assymetrical. Staminal column and filaments pale yellow; anthers yellow-orange. Style and stigmas white. Ovary with numerous (4) ovules per locule. Bark smooth, forming layers; inner layers very tough. Flowers visited by various butterflies.

46.0° 51.0’ 15.0” N24.0° 45.0’ 10.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson – R.A. Clement – Guy Rafamantanantsoa

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MalvaceaeHibiscusHibiscus mandrarensisSpecimen Hibiscus mandrarensis

Hibiscus ferrugineus

March 19, 1992 (, Updated )

Sub-shrub to 1 m, uncommon. Stems rather virgate. Foliar gland dry in afternoon. Petals bright pink-red. Staminal column, filaments and style branches pink-red, strongly deflexed; stigmas held next to petals. Anthers yellow. Stigmas deep red.

45.0° 37.0’ 24.0” N24.0° 4.0’ 15.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson – R.A. Clement – Guy Rafamantanantsoa

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MalvaceaeHibiscusHibiscus ferrugineusSpecimen Hibiscus ferrugineus

Adansonia za

December 17, 1991 (, Updated )

Large tree, 25 m tall, 2 m dbh; trunktapering gradually; bark pale grey,smooth; crown spreading with longprimary branches horizontal to ascendingat 45 degrees; flowers at branch tips,up to 5 buds from 1 tip; pedicel &peduncle green; receptacle green, warty;calyx pale brownish green outside;annular swelling marked; inner calyxreddish pink with long solitary…

44.0° 38.0’ 59.0” N20.0° 1.0’ 59.0” W

Baum – David A.

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MalvaceaeAdansoniaAdansonia zaSpecimen Adansonia za

Adansonia perrieri

December 1, 1991 (, Updated )

Tree 25 m, 2 m dbh; trunk tapering; bark grey; crown more or less flat-topped; twigs thick (c 2 cm) with persistent brown stipules; petiole yellowish green; leaflets dark green above, paler below, midrib yellowish, veins sunken above, raised below; flower buds green, yellow-green just before anthesis; calyx yellowish within; petals pale yellow, darkenøing with age; androecium white, yellowø ing with age; anthers yellow; stima reddish-pink; style pale pink above, white just above ovary,…

49.0° 9.0’ 59.0” N12.0° 28.0’ 59.0” W

Baum – David A.

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MalvaceaeAdansoniaAdansonia perrieriSpecimen Adansonia perrieri

Huberodendron allenii

September 4, 1991 (, Updated )

Arbol de 35 m. Pétalos y estambres blancos. Brácteas ferrugíneas. Presenta gambas a más de 5 m del suelo.

83.0° 26.0’ 23.0” S8.0° 43.0’ 48.0” E

Reinaldo Aguilar

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MalvaceaeHuberodendronHuberodendron alleniiSpecimen Huberodendron allenii

Dombeya baronii

September 1, 1991 (, Updated )

Spreading streamside tree to ca. 7 m. Leaves pubescent with prominent red veins visible on both the adaxial and abaxial sides. Inflorescence terminal, pendent. Flowers congregated together with prominent bracts at the periphery. Calyx white pubescent on the outer surface. Corolla white. Stamens and style both exserted, filaments forming a staminal column surrounding the style.

47.0° 50.0’ 29.0” N18.0° 26.0’ 29.0” W

Armand Rakotozafy – Peter B. Phillipson – Simon T. Malcomber – Sylvain G. Razafimandimbison

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MalvaceaeDombeyaDombeya baroniiSpecimen Dombeya baronii

Paramelhania decaryana

February 20, 1990 (, Updated )

Sub-shrub to 60 cm, locally abundant; petals bright yellow, stamens, style and stigma orange-yellow.

45.0° 57.0’ 59.0” N25.0° 7.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeParamelhaniaParamelhania decaryanaSpecimen Paramelhania decaryana

Adansonia rubrostipa

February 8, 1990 (, Updated )

Tree to 4 m with inflated brown-greytrunk 1 m in diameter, narrowingabruptly; flowers held horizontally;calyx splitting irregularly into 2lobes, spirally rolled, yellow-greenoutside, red-purple inside; petals paleorange; filaments and tube pale yellow,anthers yellow-brown; style purple-red,stigma purple; fruits rounded, variablein size to 10 cm in diameter, brown andhairy.

43.0° 55.0’ 59.0” N24.0° 33.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeAdansoniaAdansonia rubrostipaSpecimen Adansonia rubrostipa

Helmiopsiella madagascariensis

February 4, 1990 (, Updated )

Tree to 4 m; leaves drooping; sepals pale green; corolla, stamens and stigma bright yellow.

44.0° 28.0’ 59.0” N24.0° 16.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeHelmiopsiellaHelmiopsiella madagascariensisSpecimen Helmiopsiella madagascariensis

Adansonia grandidieri

July 20, 1989 (, Updated )

Tree to 20 m, c 2 m dbh; bark smooth,greyish-brown; leafless; plagiotropicbranches with up-turned tips, flowers atend; buds obovoid with dense brownindumentum;calyxsilvery-pubescentwithin;petalswhite,twisteddownwardsaroundcalyx;androeciumwhite;outerfilamentsmoreorlesshorizontal,innererect;gynoeciumyellowishpubescent;stigmapinkish;strongfermentedscent.

44.0° 21.0’ 59.0” N20.0° 7.0’ 59.0” W

Baum – David A.

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MalvaceaeAdansoniaAdansonia grandidieriSpecimen Adansonia grandidieri

Adansonia suarezensis

June 21, 1989 (, Updated )

Tree 20 m, c 2 m dbh; trunk taperinggradually; branches plagiotropic, crownflat-topped; bark smooth brownish-grey;flowers at branch tips, usually solitary& erect; calyx brownish-green; petalsgreenish-white; androecium & stylewhite; flowers nocturanl, unpleasantsmell; abundant nectar; photo.

49.0° 9.0’ 59.0” N12.0° 15.0’ 59.0” W

Baum – David A.

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MalvaceaeAdansoniaAdansonia suarezensisSpecimen Adansonia suarezensis

Macrostelia laurina

April 5, 1989 (, Updated )

Slender treelet 2 m tall; leaves dark green; epicalyx rose; calyx rose; petals rose to white at base; staminal column white, with vertical red stripes toward apex; filament pink; anthers orange red; photo.

49.0° 12.0’ 59.0” N17.0° 54.0’ 59.0” W

George E. Schatz

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MalvaceaeMacrosteliaMacrostelia laurinaSpecimen Macrostelia laurina

Adansonia rubrostipa

February 27, 1989 (, Updated )

Tree 15 m; 1.5 m dbh; bark grey & brown,foliaceous; leaves dark green above,yellowish-green below; sepalsyellow-green with red stipes outside,pinkish-red within; petals pale yellow,darkeningtoorange;androeciumyellow;stigmapinkish-red.

44.0° 38.0’ 59.0” N20.0° 1.0’ 59.0” W

Baum – David A.

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MalvaceaeAdansoniaAdansonia rubrostipaSpecimen Adansonia rubrostipa

Adansonia madagascariensis

January 1, 1989 (, Updated )

23 May. Tree 5 m, c 60 cm dbh; bark grey smooth; flowers at tips; petals dark red; andreoøcium yellow; style & stigma red, exceedø ing petals in bud; lots of sweet nectar in annular swelling; sweet scent; photo.

49.0° 19.0’ 59.0” N12.0° 18.0’ 59.0” W

Baum – David A.

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MalvaceaeAdansoniaAdansonia madagascariensisSpecimen Adansonia madagascariensis

Hibiscus erodiifolius

December 20, 1988 (, Updated )

Tree to 4 m tall; uncommon; petals mauve-blue shading to mauve at base; staminal column pale mauve, filaments mauve-blue, anthers pale yellow, style and stigma white.

46.0° 38.0’ 59.0” N24.0° 49.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeHibiscusHibiscus erodiifoliusSpecimen Hibiscus erodiifolius

Grewia picta

December 2, 1987 (, Updated )

Tree to 3 m; leaves bright green, dull, drooping; sepals yellow-green outside, yellow inside, recurved; petals yellow, shallowly notched, apex incurved; staø mens bright yellow; style pale greenñ yellow below, green above; stigma capiø tate; scented.

44.0° 37.0’ 59.0” N23.0° 38.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeGrewiaGrewia pictaSpecimen Grewia picta

Grewia grandidieri

December 2, 1987 (, Updated )

Tree to 5 m. Leaves pale green, veins strongly impressed above, prominent below. Sepals yellow-green recurved. Petals bright yellow, notched. Filaments bright yellow, anthers orange-yellow. Style pale green below, green above,

44.0° 37.0’ 59.0” N23.0° 38.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeGrewiaGrewia grandidieriSpecimen Grewia grandidieri

Grewia franciscana

December 1, 1987 (, Updated )

Tree to 5 m. Bark not peeling. Leaves drooping (especially the youngest). Sepals yellow-green outside, yellow inside. Petals bright yellow. Stamens deep yellow. Style dividing at tip.

44.0° 38.0’ 59.0” N23.0° 38.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeGrewiaGrewia franciscanaSpecimen Grewia franciscana

Adansonia za

November 29, 1987 (, Updated )

Tree to 25 m, with massive grey "bottle"-like trunk. Flowers prolific, held moreor less horizontal. Calyx yellow-greenoutside pink-red inside, splitting into2 or 3 more irregular pieces which coilspirally at anthesis, about 15 cm long.Petals pale orange, pink-red at baseinside. Staminal tube pale orange, red-pink inside. Filaments pale orange, antherpale orange becoming brown. Style red-purple, stigma red-purple becoming black-purple, clavate.

44.0° 38.0’ 59.0” N23.0° 39.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeAdansoniaAdansonia zaSpecimen Adansonia za

Grewia androyensis

November 15, 1987 (, Updated )

Shrub to 2 m. Sepals pink above, yellow- green below. Petals pink. Filaments deep pink, anthers deep yellow. Style dark red below, green above, stigma capitate.

44.0° 37.0’ 59.0” N23.0° 40.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeGrewiaGrewia androyensisSpecimen Grewia androyensis

Dombeya ambalabeensis subspecies ambalabeensis

November 2, 1987 (, Updated )

Tree to 10 m. Leaves glossy when young, becoming dull. Veins prominent on both surfaces. Flowers held more or less erect. Sepals pale green, reflexed. Petals white with dark red basal mark. Staminal column dark red. Anthers bright yellow.

44.0° 37.0’ 59.0” N23.0° 38.0’ 59.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeDombeyaDombeya ambalabeensisSpecimen Dombeya ambalabeensis subspecies ambalabeensis

Hildegardia erythrosiphon

August 23, 1987 (, Updated )

Forest tree to 30 m, common. Trunk brown-green. Leaves absent at flowering time. Flowering prolific. Inflorescence branches, perianth and staminal column very bright blood red, varying slightly in shade (more or less orange.) Perianth thick, lobes white edged. Anthers yellow pedicels with thickening 5 mm from perianth. Young fruit green on long gynophore.

44.0° 47.0’ 59.0” N18.0° 45.0’ 0.0” W

Peter B. Phillipson

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MalvaceaeHildegardiaHildegardia erythrosiphonSpecimen Hildegardia erythrosiphon

Hibiscus poeppigii

March 7, 1983 (, Updated )

Small shrub 1 m tall. Corolla scarlet; flowers pendent.

93.0° 5.0’ 59.0” S16.0° 46.0’ 48.0” E

David A. Neill

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MalvaceaeHibiscusHibiscus poeppigiiSpecimen Hibiscus poeppigii

Bakeridesia pittieri

March 5, 1983 (, Updated )

Scandent shrub or liana. Flowers pale yellow.

92.0° 57.0’ 35.0” S16.0° 42.0’ 36.0” E

David A. Neill

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MalvaceaeBakeridesiaBakeridesia pittieriSpecimen Bakeridesia pittieri

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

February 11, 1983 (, Updated )

Arbol de 15 a 20 cm con flores rojas y frutos. Abundante.

96.0° 24.0’ 0.0” S18.0° 13.0’ 11.0” E

Rafael Torres C. – David A. Neill – Frederick Neill

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MalvaceaeChiranthodendronChiranthodendron pentadactylonSpecimen Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

January 18, 1983 (, Updated )

Tree to 30 m; locally common. Stamens red.

99.0° 49.0’ 47.0” S17.0° 34.0’ 47.0” E

David A. Neill

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MalvaceaeChiranthodendronChiranthodendron pentadactylonSpecimen Chiranthodendron pentadactylon

Sterculia striata

February 1, 1980 (, Updated )

Tree 8 m tall x 20 cm in diameter. Perianth greenish yellow tinged with pink. Growing at edge of grantitic outcrop in secondary thicket.

48.0° 36.0’ 59.0” S8.0° 24.0’ 59.0” W

Timothy C. Plowman – al.

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MalvaceaeSterculiaSterculia striataSpecimen Sterculia striata

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