A new Madagascan species of Hancea Seem. (Euphorbiaceae)
- Pages 71-75
26 June 2012
A new species of the genus Hancea Seem. is described from the forested region of eastern Madagascar. It can be readily distinguished from the three species previously recognized on the island by the shape of its leaf apex and by its lack of domatia in the axils of the leaf veins. A key to the species of the genus in Madagascar is presented.
Euphorbiaceae, Acalyphoideae, Hancea, Mallotus, Deuteromallotus, Madagascar, new species
Species extinction doesn’t only happen in Amazonia and Borneo!
While the return of the wolf or the reintroduction of the Pyrenees ibex could suggest a resurgence of wildlife, works about less emblematic organisms remind us that a biodiversity crisis is unfolding before us, in France too.