Matelea (Matelea sartago-diaboli)

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Matelea fact file

Matelea description

KingdomPlantae
PhylumTracheophyta
ClassEquisetopsida
OrderGentianales
FamilyApocynaceae
GenusMatelea (1)

Information on Matelea sartago-diabolo is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Matelea status

Matelea sartago-diabolo has yet to be classified by the IUCN. However, it has been provisionally assessed as Vulnerable (VU) according to IUCN Red List criteria (2).

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References

  1. Tropicos – Missouri Botanical Garden (February, 2012)
    http://www.tropicos.org
  2. Goyder, D.J. (2008). Matelea sartago-diaboli, a new species of Apocynaceae:Asclepiadoideae from the inter-Andean dry valleys of Bolivia. Kew Bulletin 63(2):335-338.
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Matelea sartago-diabolo leaves and flowers  
Matelea sartago-diabolo leaves and flowers

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JRI Wood
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