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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Sarcolaenaceae
Genus: Leptolaena
Species: L. abrahamii – L. arenaria – L. cuspidata – L. delphinensis – L. gautieri – L. masoalensis – L. multiflora – L. pauciflora – L. raymondii
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Leptolaena in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Dec 8. Reference page.

Name

Leptolaena Thouars, Hist. Vég. Îsles Austral. Afriq.: 41 (1805)
Type species: Leptolaena multiflora Thouars, Hist. Vég. Îsles Austral. Afriq.: 41 (1807)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Leptochlaena Spreng., Gen. Pl. 1: 355 (1830), orth. var.
Xerochlamys Baker, J. Bot. 29: 45 (1882). Synonymy not accepted by Hong-Wa (2009).

References

Thouars, Louis-Marie.A. du Petit- 1805. Histoire des Végétaux Recueillis dans les Isles Australes d'Afrique, 41, t. 11.
Hong-Wa, C. 2009. Endemic families of Madagascar. XII. Resurrection and taxonomic revision of the genera Mediusella (Cavaco) Hutchinson and Xerochlamys Baker (Sarcolaenaceae). Adansonia 31(2): 311–339. DOI: 10.5252/a2009n2a7 Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Leptolaena in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2014 Dec. 3. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Leptolaena. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 3 2016.
Schatz, G.E, Lowry II, P.O., & Wolf, A.-E. 2001. Endemic families of Madagascar. VII. A synoptic revision of Leptolaena Thouars sensu stricto (Sarcolenaceae). Adansonia, III, 23: 171–189.
Tropicos.org 2014. Leptolaena. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 3 Dec. 2014.

Leptolaena is a genus of flowering plants in the family Sarcolaenaceae. There are 8 species, all native to Madagascar.[1]
Species

Species include:[1]

Leptolaena abrahamii
Leptolaena cuspidata
Leptolaena delphinensis
Leptolaena gautieri
Leptolaena masoalensis
Leptolaena multiflora
Leptolaena pauciflora
Leptolaena raymondii

References

Schatz, G. E., Lowry, P. P., & Wolf, A. E. (2001). Endemic families of Madagascar: 7. A synoptic revision of Leptolaena Thouars sensu stricto (Sarcolaenaceae). Adansonia, 23(2), 171-189.

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