Rhopalocarpus coriaceus

Rhopalocarpus coriaceus is a tree in the family Sphaerosepalaceae. It is endemic to Madagascar.

Rhopalocarpus coriaceus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Sphaerosepalaceae
Genus: Rhopalocarpus
R. coriaceus
Binomial name
Rhopalocarpus coriaceus
  • Sphaerosepalum coriaceum Scott-Elliot

Distribution and habitatEdit

Rhopalocarpus coriaceus is known from populations along the east coast of Madagascar, specifically in the regions of Sava, Alaotra Mangoro, Atsimo-Atsinanana, Analanjirofo and Anosy.[3] Its habitat is coastal forests from sea-level to 500 m (1,600 ft) altitude. Some populations are within protected areas.[1]


Rhopalocarpus coriaceus is threatened by shifting patterns of agriculture. Because the species is used as timber, subsistence harvesting is also a threat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group (2015). "Rhopalocarpus coriaceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T68002420A68016964. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T68002420A68016964.en.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Rhopalocarpus coriaceus". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 16 Oct 2016.
  3. ^ "Rhopalocarpus coriaceus". Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 16 Oct 2016 – via Tropicos.org.