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1 December 2009 A synoptic revision of the genus Lepisanthes Blume (Sapindaceae) in Madagascar
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Buerki S., Callmander M. W., Lowry II P. P. & Phillipson P. B. 2009. — A synoptic revisionof the genus Lepisanthes Blume (Sapindaceae) in Madagascar. Adansonia, sér. 3, 31 (2):301-309.

A taxonomic revision of the genus Lepisanthes Blume in Madagascar is presented. Three species are recognized based on an analysis of morphological characters in combination with eco-geographic parameters. Two infraspecific taxa recognized previously in Aphania senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Radlk. (= Lepisanthes senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Leenh.) are raised to the species level, viz. L. chrysotricha (Capuron) Buerki, Callm. & Lowry and L. perrieri (Capuron) Buerki, Callm. & Lowry. A third species from northwestern Madagascar is described as new, L. sambiranensis Buerki, Callm. & Lowry. An identification key to the Malagasy species of Lepisanthes is presented as well as preliminary assessments of the conservation status for each species.

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Sven Buerki, Martin W. Callmander, Porter P. Lowry II, and Peter B. Phillipson "A synoptic revision of the genus Lepisanthes Blume (Sapindaceae) in Madagascar," Adansonia 31(2), 301-309, (1 December 2009).
Received: 15 April 2009; Accepted: 1 September 2009; Published: 1 December 2009

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