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Schizolaena microphylla

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Sarcolaenaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Malvales
Genus  Schizolaena

Schizolaena microphylla is a tree in the family Sarcolaenaceae. It is endemic to Madagascar. The specific epithet microphylla is from the Latin meaning "small leaves".

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Description

Schizolaena microphylla grows as a tree up to 10 metres (33 ft) tall, exceptionally up to 25 m (80 ft). Its leaves are elliptic to ovate or roundish in shape and are hairy on the underside.

Distribution and habitat

Schizolaena microphylla is known only from the central regions of Vakinankaratra and Amoron'i Mania. Its habitat is subhumid forests from 1,000–2,000 m (3,300–6,600 ft) altitude. Some subpopulations of the trees are within protected areas.

References

Schizolaena microphylla Wikipedia


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