Diegodendron is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Bixaceae. The only known species is Diegodendron humbertii.[2]

Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Bixaceae
Genus: Diegodendron
D. humbertii
Binomial name
Diegodendron humbertii

Its native range is Madagascar.[2]

The genus and species were circumscribed by René Paul Raymond Capuron in Adansonia, n.s., vol.3 on page 385-386 in 1963.[2]

The genus name of Diegodendron is in honour of Diego Suárez also known as Diego Soares de Melo, Diego Suarez de Melo and the "Galego", who was a 16th-century Portuguese navigator and explorer (plus dendron Greek for tree).[3]

References edit

  1. ^ Rakotonasolo, F. (2020). "Diegodendron humbertii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T64563544A64566699. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T64563544A64566699.en. Retrieved 13 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Diegodendron Capuron | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  3. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2022). Eine Enzyklopädie zu eponymischen Pflanzennamen [Encyclopedia of eponymic plant names] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2022. ISBN 978-3-946292-41-8. Retrieved January 27, 2022.