Megistostegium

Megistostegium is a genus of trees and shrubs in the family Malvaceae. The species are all endemic to Madagascar.[1] The genus is threatened by livestock grazing, invasive plants and threats to pollinators.[2]

Megistostegium
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Megistostegium microphyllum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Hibisceae
Genus: Megistostegium
Hochr.[1]
Species

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Synonyms[1]
  • Macrocalyx Costantin & Poiss.

SpeciesEdit

Three species are recognised:[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Megistostegium". Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 17 April 2017 – via Tropicos.org.
  2. ^ a b Koopman, Margaret M. (2011). "A synopsis of the Malagasy endemic genus Megistostegium Hochr. (Hibisceae, Malvaceae)" (PDF). Adansonia. 3. Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. 33 (1): 101–113. doi:10.5252/a2011n1a7. Retrieved 17 April 2017.