Rhopalocarpus undulatus

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

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

Distribution and habitatEdit

Rhopalocarpus undulatus is known only from eight locations in the northern regions of Diana and Sava. It is present and protected in the Ankarana Special Reserve.[1][3] Its habitat is dry deciduous forests from 10 m (30 ft) to 400 m (1,300 ft) altitude.[1]


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


  1. ^ a b c d Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group (2015). "Rhopalocarpus undulatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T64563620A64571648. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T64563620A64571648.en.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Rhopalocarpus undulatus". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 14 Oct 2016.
  3. ^ "Rhopalocarpus undulatus". Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 14 Oct 2016 – via Tropicos.org.