Rhynchophora

Rhynchophora

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Rhynchophora is a genus in the Malpighiaceae, a family of about 75 genera of flowering plants in the order Malpighiales. Rhynchophora comprises 2 species of slender woody vines native to Madagascar. The distinctive 3–4-winged fruit resembles a helicopter and is unique in the family.

External links and reference

  • Malpighiaceae Malpighiaceae - description, taxonomy, phylogeny, and nomenclature
  • Anderson, W. R. 2001. Observations on the Malagasy genus Rhynchophora (Malpighiaceae). Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 23: 53–58.

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