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Revision of the genus Wielandia (Euphorbiaceae-Phyllanthoideae)

Petra HOFFMANN

en Adansonia 20 (2) - Pages 333-340

Published on 22 December 1998

The monotypic genus Wielandia (Euphorbiaceae-Phyllanthoideae), long considered to be endemic to the Seychelles, but later found also in Madagascar, and recently in the Comoro Islands, is revised. Wielandia elegans var. perrieri from Madagascar could not be confirmed as a separate taxon. Showing no adaptations to long-distance dispersal, Wielandia elegans presents another example of a species with a relic distribution in the Indian Ocean.
Keywords :
Euphorbiaceae, Phyllanthoideae, Wielandia, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoro Islands