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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Annonaceae
Subfamilia: Annonoideae
Tribus: Monodoreae
Genus: Monocyclanthus
Species: M. vignei
Name

Monocyclanthus Keay Kew Bull. 1953: 69. (1953)

monotypic taxon

References

Keay, R.W.J. 1953. Kew Bulletin 1953: 69.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Monocyclanthus. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 16 2016.
Tropicos.org 2016. Monocyclanthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Aug. 16.

Monocyclanthus is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the family Annonaceae containing the single species Monocyclanthus vignei.[2] It is native to Ghana and Liberia. It is a rare plant of the understory of wet evergreen forest habitat.[1]

Monocyclanthus and Monocyclanthus vignei were first described in 1953 by Keay.[3]
Description

It is distinguished from plants in the genus, Uvaria, by the single whorl of petals being valvate, and from Isolona, by the both the carpels and the petals being free.[3] The flowers are cauliflorous, that is, they flower on the trunk (or major branches).[3]
Threats

It is threatened by ecosystem conversion and degradation, from mining, quarrying, logging and wood-harvesting.[1]
References

Hawthorne, W. 1998. Monocyclanthus vignei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998. Downloaded on 28 September 2015.
Monocyclanthus. Tropicos.
Keay, R.W.J. (1953). "Revision of the "Flora of West Tropical Africa".: III". Kew Bulletin. 8 (69): 69–82. doi:10.2307/4117161. JSTOR 4117161.

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