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Madagascar Catalogue | Family List | Ericales | Sapotaceae | Genus Page


Chrysophyllum L.
    Sp. Pl. 1: 192 (1753).

  • Austrogambeya Aubrév. & Pellegr.
  • Donella Pierre ex Baill.
  • Gambeya Pierre

    Reference(s):

    Status: this genus has not yet been assessed for species diversity and endemism

    - Species in Fl. Madag: 9 (7 endemic, 2 indigenous non-endemic)

    - Accepted published species: 10 (8 endemic, 2 indigenous non-endemic)

    - Estimated total species: 10 (8 endemic, 2 indigenous non-endemic)

    - Indigenous species endemism: 80%

    Additional taxonomic work: not currently required

    Species level data entry: not yet complete

    Note: Genus distribution: pantropical.
    In Fl. Madag. Aubréville (1974) placed all species currently recognized in Chrysophyllum under the genera Gambeya; Donella and Austrogambeya. Following Pennington (1991) The genera of Sapotaceae, Schatz & Gautier in Novon 6: 426-428 (1996), made an assessment of the genus describing one new species, and provided the necessary combinations in Chrysophyllum. However, recent molecular work (Anderberg & Swenson in Int. J. Plant Sci 164: 763-773) seem to indicate that Chrysophyllum is polyphyletic, and reversal to the names used by Aubréville. might ultimately become necessary.

    Contributed/compiled by: L. Gautier & P.B. Phillipson

    Updated on: 18 Mar. 2008

    Lower Taxa:


     

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