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Xerochlamys tampoketsensis

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: Xerochlamys
Species: Xerochlamys tampoketsensis

Xerochlamys tampoketsensis is a tree in the family Sarcolaenaceae. It is endemic to Madagascar.
Description

Xerochlamys tampoketsensis grows as a small tree up to 5 metres (20 ft) tall. Its coriaceous leaves are elliptic to oblong in shape and measure up to 6 cm (2 in) long. The tree's flowers are occasionally solitary or generally in inflorescences of two flowers, with pale yellow petals. The roundish fruits measure up to 1.2 cm (0.5 in) in diameter with black seeds.[3]
Distribution and habitat

Xerochlamys tampoketsensis is only found in the regions of Analamanga, Betsiboka, Melaky and Sofia.[2] Its habitat is subhumid to dry forests from 500 metres (1,600 ft) to 1,400 m (4,600 ft) altitude. Only one population of the trees is in a protected area.[3] The conservation status of the species is vulnerable.[1]
References

Manjato, N. (2020). "Xerochlamys tampoketsensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T69222251A69256241. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
"Xerochlamys tampoketsensis". Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 19 October 2016 – via Tropicos.org.
Hong-Wa, Cynthia (2009). "Endemic families of Madagascar. XII. Resurrection and taxonomic revision of the genera Mediusella (Cavaco) Hutchinson and Xerochlamys Baker (Sarcolaenaceae)" (PDF). Adansonia. 3. Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. 31 (2): 332–333. doi:10.5252/a2009n2a7. S2CID 84912526. Retrieved 19 October 2016.

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