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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

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

monotypic taxon


Keay, R.W.J. 1953. Kew Bulletin 1953: 69.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Monocyclanthus. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 16 2016. 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]

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]

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

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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