The transfer of Eulophia beravensis Rchb. f. to Oeceoclades Lindl., a genus with its centre of diversity in Madagascar (Eulophiinae, Orchidaceae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:Bone, R. E.
Secondary Authors:Sanz, E.
Tertiary Authors:Buerki, S.
Journal:Candollea; Organe du Conservatoire et du Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève. Geneva
Start Page:201
Keywords:conservation, Eulophia, Madagascar, Oeceoclades, Phylogeny

Recent phylogenetic inferences among Eulophiinae genera have resolved Eulophia beravensis Rchb. f. as nested within the near-endemic Malagasy genus Oeceoclades Lindl. This result is supported by several morphological characters found in Eulophia beravensis that are diagnostic for Oeceoclades, and we therefore propose here to transfer this species to Oeceoclades. A species distribution map and a preliminary conservation assessment are also provided.

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