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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Magnoliids
Ordo: Magnoliales

Familia: Myristicaceae
Genus: Doyleanthus
Species: D. arillata

Doyleanthus Sauquet Amer. J. Bot. 90(9): 304. (2003)

monotypic taxon


Sauquet, H. 2003. Androecium diversity and evolution in Myristicaceae (Magnoliales), with a description of a new Malagasy genus, Doyleanthus gen. nov. American Journal of Botany 90(9): 1293-1305. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.90.9.1293 Full text PDF Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Doyleanthus. Published online. Accessed: July 17 2016.
Sauquet, H. 2004. Systematic revision of Myristicaceae (Magnoliales) in Madagascar, with four new species of Mauloutchia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 146(3): 351-368. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2004.00343.x Reference page.

Doyleanthus is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Myristicaceae. The only species is Doyleanthus arillata.[1]

Its native range is Madagascar.[1]


Similar in form to Mauloutchia in all vegetative and inflorescence characters, but unambiguously different in its monocyclic androecium (multiple stamens) with 3–4 strictly sessile anthers. It has a fully developed, deeply laciniate aril (seed coating), a condition otherwise found only in Madagascar in Mauloutchia heckelii, from which Doyleanthus may easily be distinguished by its unclustered, pedicellate flowers as well as its androecium characters.[2]


French botanist René Capuron (1921 – 1971) first collected and described the plant (and placed it in the Mauloutchia family) and it was published after his early death in 'Contribution à l'étude de la flore forestière de Madagascar' – A. Haematodendron, genre nouveau de Myristicaceae. Adansonia, Série 2 Vol.12 on pages 375–379 in 1972. Later, another French botanist Hervé Sauquet, revised the plants found in Madagascar, and using phylogenetic analysis and he made a new genus. The genus of Doyleanthus is in honour of James A. Doyle (b. 1943), American botanist and palaeontologist at the University of California, Davis.[2][3] It was then published in Amer. J. Bot. Vol. 90 on page 1304 in 2003.[1][2]


"Doyleanthus Sauquet | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
Sauquet, Hervé (2004). "Systematic revision of Myristicaceae (Magnoliales) in Madagascar, with four new species of Mauloutchia". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 146 (3): 351–368. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2004.00343.x. ISSN 1095-8339.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.

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