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Erasanthe (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Vandeae, Aerangidinae), a new endemic orchid genus from Madagascar

Cribb, Phillip J., Hermans, Johan, Roberts, David L. (2007) Erasanthe (Orchidaceae, Epidendroideae, Vandeae, Aerangidinae), a new endemic orchid genus from Madagascar. Adansonia, 29 (1). pp. 27-30. ISSN 12808571 (ISSN). (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A new genus, Erasanthe P.J.Cribb, Hermans & D.L.Roberts, is erected for Aeranthes henrici (Schltr.) P.J.Cribb, Hermans & D.L.Roberts, an aberrant species in Aeranthes Lindl. This new genus is morphologically distinct from Aeranthes, having stout roots, oblanceolate leaves with undulate margins and stout inflorescence axes, bearing simultaneously several white to pale green flowers, rather than fibrous roots, linear leaves with flat margins, and wiry inflorescences bearing translucent flowers, usually borne in succession. Its large flower is also distinct for its lacerate lip and very long slender spur, neither feature being present in other Aeranthes. Recent DNA studies, based upon ITS and MatK gene sequences, have indicated that Erasanthe is sister to a clade comprising Beclardia, Cryptopus and Oeonia, that is quite distant from the clade containing the other Aeranthes species which form a clade sister to Jumellea, another predominantly Madagascan genus. © Publications Scientifiques du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2007/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Adansonia [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Aeranthes, Aeranthes henrici, Conservation status, Endemic, Erasanthe, Madagascar, New genus, Orchidaceae, Aerangidinae, Aeranthes, Epidendroideae, Jumellea, Orchidaceae, Vandeae
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: David Roberts
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 15:29 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33833 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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