Rhopalocarpus lucidus

Rhopalocarpus lucidus is a tree in the family Sphaerosepalaceae.[3] It is endemic to Madagascar.

Rhopalocarpus lucidus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Sphaerosepalaceae
Genus: Rhopalocarpus
R. lucidus
Binomial name
Rhopalocarpus lucidus

Distribution and habitatEdit

Rhopalocarpus lucidus is a widespread species in Madagascar. Its habitat is forests and thickets from sea-level to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) altitude. Some populations are within protected areas.[1][4]


Because Rhopalocarpus lucidus is used as firewood and for making tools and rope, subsistence harvesting is a threat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group (2015). "Rhopalocarpus lucidus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T70102904A70149017. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T70102904A70149017.en.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Rhopalocarpus lucidus". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 17 Oct 2016.
  3. ^ "Rhopalocarpus lucidus Bojer". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  4. ^ "Rhopalocarpus lucidus". Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 17 Oct 2016 – via Tropicos.org.