Rhopalocarpus macrorhamnifolius

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

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

Distribution and habitatEdit

Rhopalocarpus macrorhamnifolius is known from populations along the east coast of Madagascar, specifically in the regions of Sava, Alaotra Mangoro, Analanjirofo, Atsinanana and Anosy.[3] Its habitat is humid to evergreen forests from sea-level to 1,500 m (5,000 ft) altitude. Some populations are within protected areas.[1]

ThreatsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group (2015). "Rhopalocarpus macrorhamnifolius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T68002756A68031820. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T68002756A68031820.en.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Rhopalocarpus macrorhamnifolius". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 17 Oct 2016.
  3. ^ "Rhopalocarpus macrorhamnifolius". Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 17 Oct 2016 – via Tropicos.org.