Kew Bulletin

, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 193-207

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Revision of Andropogon and Diectomis (Poaceae: Sacchareae) in Madagascar and the new Andropogon itremoensis from the Itremo Massif

  • Maria S. VorontsovaAffiliated withHerbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens Email author 
  • , Gaetan RatovonirinaAffiliated withKew Madagascar Conservation Centre
  • , Tianjanahary RandriamboavonjyAffiliated withKew Madagascar Conservation Centre

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A revision of Andropogon and Diectomis in Madagascar is presented with nine species and two subspecies (including eight native and seven endemic species) in Andropogon, and one species in Diectomis. Andropogon itremoensis from the Itremo Massif is described and illustrated. The Itremo Massif is briefly described and the conservation implications of the new species are discussed. Full typification is presented for species endemic to Madagascar and lectotypes are selected for five names. Distribution maps are presented.

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Africa identification key new species