Melhania melanoxylon

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Melhania melanoxylon


Taxonavigation: Malvales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Dombeyoideae
Genus: Melhania
Species: Melhania melanoxylon


Melhania melanoxylon Sol. ex Sims) R.Br., 1812


  • Homotypic
    • Dombeya melanoxylon (Sol. ex Sims) Roxb. in A.Beatson, Tracts St. Helena: 307 (1816)
    • Pentapetes melanoxylon Sol. ex Sims in Bot. Mag. 25: t. 1000 (1807)
    • Trochetia melanoxylon (Sol. ex Sims) Benth. in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 6: 116 (1862)
    • Trochetiopsis melanoxylon (Sol. ex Sims) Marais in Kew Bull. 36: 645 (1981)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Atlantic
    • Regional:Central Atlantic
    • Extinct in:
      • St.Helena

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Cronk, Q.C.B. (2000). The endemic flora of St Helene: 1-119. Antony Nelson, Oswestry, England. [Cited as Trochetiopsis erythroxylon.]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: St Helena Ebony Tree, Dwarf Ebony
中文: 黑滨珥花
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