Eliea

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Eliea
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Hypericaceae
Genus: Eliea
Cambess.
Species:
E. articulata
Binomial name
Eliea articulata
(Lam.) Cambess.[1]
Synonyms[1][2]

Genus

  • Eliaea (orthographic variant)

Species

  • Hypericum articulatum Lam.

Eliea is a genus of flowering plants, shrubs or small trees, in the St. Johnswort family, Hypericaceae. It comprises a single species, Eliea articulata, which is endemic to Madagascar.[1]

The genus was named in honor of M. Elie de Beaumont.[3] Eliea articulata was originally described as Hypericum articulatum Lam. in 1797.[4] It was renamed Eliea articulata in 1830, published in the Annales des Sciences Naturelles.[5]

It is a small shrub growing up to 10 ft (3.0 m) in height with jointed branches and opposite leaves.[3] The flowers have five petals, numerous stamens, and three styles.[3]

Eliea brevistyla and Eliea majorifolia are considered synonyms in Kew's Plants of the World Online and the Tropicos Catalogue of the Plants of Madagascar.[1][6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Eliea articulata (Lam.) Cambess". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ CJB, CJB, DSIC, Cyrille Chatelain -. "CJB - African plant database - Detail". www.ville-ge.ch. Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  3. ^ a b c Don, G.; Miller, P. (1831). A General System of Gardening and Botany: Founded Upon Miller's Gardener's Dictionary, and Arranged According to the Natural System. C. J. G. and F. Rivington.
  4. ^ "Hypericum articulatum Lam". ipni.org. International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Eliea articulata (Lam.) Cambess". ipni.org. International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Eliea Cambess". www.tropicos.org. Tropicos Catalogue of the Plants of Madagascar. Retrieved 2 January 2019.


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