Kew Bulletin

, Volume 68, Issue 2, pp 193–207

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


    • Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Gaetan Ratovonirina
    • Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre
  • Tianjanahary Randriamboavonjy
    • Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre

DOI: 10.1007/s12225-013-9443-3

Cite this article as:
Vorontsova, M.S., Ratovonirina, G. & Randriamboavonjy, T. Kew Bull (2013) 68: 193. doi:10.1007/s12225-013-9443-3


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.

Key Words

Africaidentification keynew species

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