Brexia

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Brexia madagascariensis

Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Celastrales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Celastrales

Familia: Celastraceae
Genus: Brexia
Species: B. alaticarpa – B. apoda – B. arborea – B. australis – B. cauliflora – B. coursiana – B. decurrens – B. humbertii – B. madagascariensis – B. marioniae – B. montana

Source(s) of checklist: 

Name

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Brexia Noronha ex Thouars, Gen. Nov. Madagasc. 20. (1806) nom. cons. against Venana Lamarck, Tabl. Encycl. 2: 99. (1797) nom. rej.

  • Type species: Brexia madagascariensis (Lam.) Ker Gawl., Bot. Reg. 9: t. 730 (1823)

Note: Govaerts et al. (2023) has a far narrower species circumscription based upon an enhanced synonymy in Brexia madagascariensis Odorico et al. (2022)

Synonyms

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  • Venana Lam. Tabl. Encycl. 2: 99 (1797)

Distribution

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Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Mozambique
    • Western Indian Ocean
      • Aldabra, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

References

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Primary references

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Additional references

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  • Schatz, G.E., Lowry, P.P. & Porter, P. 2004. A synoptic revision of Brexia (Celastraceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia 26(1): 67-81. PDF
  • Odorico, D., Nicosia, E., Datizua, C., Langa, C., Raiva, R., Souane, J., Nhalungo, S., Banze, A., Caetano, B., Nhauando, V. & Ragú, H. 2022.  An updated checklist of Mozambique’s vascular plants. PhytoKeys 189: 61–80 DOI: 10.3897/phytokeys.189.75321 Open access Reference page
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Vernacular names

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