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The Genus Delonix (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae: Caesalpinieae) in Madagascar

David J. Du Puy, Peter B. Phillipson and Raymond Rabevohitra
Kew Bulletin
Vol. 50, No. 3 (1995), pp. 445-475
Published by: Springer on behalf of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
DOI: 10.2307/4110322
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4110322
Page Count: 31
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The Genus Delonix (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae: Caesalpinieae) in Madagascar
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Abstract

A taxonomic revision of the genus Delonix in Madagascar is presented, in which nine species, all endemic, are recognised. Two other species of Delonix occur elsewhere and are not treated in detail here. One new species is described (D. pumila), one new combination is made (D. leucantha), two new subspecies are described in D. leucantha, a lectotype is selected for the widely misapplied name Delonix (Poinciana) adansonioides, and it is included in the synonymy of D. floribunda. Conservation status is estimated for each species (based on IUCN Red List draft categories). Pollination (by moths and sunbirds), and vernacular names and local uses of the species are listed. Seven of the nine species recognised in Madagascar are illustrated, and representative specimens are cited for each species. The variation in the genus is discussed, but flower structure and fruit and leaf characters suggest contradictory subgeneric groupings. The relationships of Delonix within the tribe Caesalpinieae are discussed, with particular reference to the closely related Malagasy endemic genera Colvillea and Lemuropisum.

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