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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Rapateaceae
Genus: Maschalocephalus
Species: M. dinklagei

Maschalocephalus Gilg & K.Schum., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 148 (1900)

Gilg, E.F. & Schumann, K.M. (1900) Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 148. BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Maschalocephalus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Aug 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Maschalocephalus. Published online. Accessed: Aug 20 2015. 2015. Maschalocephalus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 Aug 2015.

Maschalocephalus is a genus of plants in the family Rapateaceae first described in 1900.[1][2]

As a disjunct, it is the only genus of the family outside of South America, as the genus's only known species is Maschalocephalus dinklagei, native to West Africa (Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone).[3]

The genus name Maschalocephalus combines the Greek μασχάλη, maschalē ("axil") with κεφαλή, kephalē ("head").[4] The specific epithet dinklagei commemorates Max Julius Dinklage [fr] (1864-1935), a German consul in Monrovia and avid botanical specimens collector.[5]

Gilg, Ernest Friedrich & Schumann, Karl Moritz. 1900. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 148
Tropicos, Maschalocephalus Gilg & K.Schum.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Quattrocchi, Umberto (1999). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names. CRC Press. p. 1627. ISBN 978-0-8493-2677-6.
Baldwin, J. T., Jr. (May 1950). "Geography of Maschalocephalus Dinklage". American Journal of Botany. 37 (5): 402–405. doi:10.2307/2438109. JSTOR 2438109.

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