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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: Rhodolaena
Species: R. acutifolia – R. altivola – R. bakeriana – R. coriacea – R. humblotii – R. leroyana – R. macrocarpa
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Rhodolaena 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.


Rhodolaena Thouars, Hist. Vég. Îsles Austral. Afriq.: 47 (1805)
Type species: Rhodolaena altivola Thouars, Hist. Vég. Îsles Austral. Afriq.: 48 (1807)


Thours, L-M.A. du Petit- (1805) Histoire des Végétaux Recueillis dans les Isles Australes d'Afrique, 47.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Rhodolaena 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.
Schatz, G.E., Lowry II, P.P., & Wolf, A.-E. (2000) Endemic families of Madagascar. VI. A Synoptic revision of Rhodolaena (Sarcolaenaceae). Adansonia, III, 22: 239–252.
Tropicos.org 2014. Rhodolaena. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 3 Dec. 2014.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Rhodolaena. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 3 2013.

Rhodolaena is a genus of trees and shrubs in the family Sarcolaenaceae. The species are all endemic to Madagascar.[1][2] The monophyly of the genus is unresolved.[3]

Seven species are recognised:[1][2]

Rhodolaena acutifolia Baker
Rhodolaena altivola Thouars
Rhodolaena bakeriana Baill.
Rhodolaena coriacea G.E.Schatz, Lowry & A.-E.Wolf
Rhodolaena humblotii Baill.
Rhodolaena leroyana G.E.Schatz, Lowry & A.-E.Wolf
Rhodolaena macrocarpa G.E.Schatz, Lowry & A.-E.Wolf


"Rhodolaena". Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 23 Oct 2016 – via Tropicos.org.
Schatz, George E.; Lowry II, Porter P.; Wolf, Anne-Elizabeth (2000). "Endemic families of Madagascar. VI. A synoptic revision of Rhodolaena (Sarcolaenaceae)" (PDF). Adansonia. 3. Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. 22 (2): 239–252. Retrieved 23 Oct 2016.
Aubriot, Xavier; Soulebeau, Anaëlle; Haevermans, Thomas; Schatz, George E.; Cruaud, Corinne; Lowry II, Porter P. (26 Apr 2016). "Molecular phylogenetics of Sarcolaenaceae (Malvales), Madagascar's largest endemic plant family". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. The Linnean Society of London (published 15 Sep 2016). doi:10.1111/boj.12485. Retrieved 23 Oct 2016.

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