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Lecomtella

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Lecomtella is a genus of grasses with the sole species Lecomtella madagascariensis, native to Madagascar. It is the only genus in the tribe Lecomtelleae.

The species and genus were described by Aimée Antoinette Camus in 1925.[2] L. madagascariensis is perennial, has culms 50–300 cm (20–118 in) long, and resembles bamboo, to which it is however unrelated. Contrarily to many other species in subfamily Panicoideae, this grass uses C3 photosynthesis. It is only found in the Andringitra Massif of central Madagascar, at elevations of 1,600–2,400 m (5,200–7,900 ft), and critically endangered.[1]

The genus is included in the tribe Paspaleae in a 2015 classification[3] although a phylogenetic study had shown in 2013 that it is isolated within the subfamily Panicoideae and best treated in a separate tribe Lecomtelleae.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Besnard, G.; Christin, P.-A.; Male, P.-J. G.; Coissac, E.; Ralimanana, H.; Vorontsova, M. S. (2013). "Phylogenomics and taxonomy of Lecomtelleae (Poaceae), an isolated panicoid lineage from Madagascar". Annals of Botany. 112 (6): 1057–1066. doi:10.1093/aob/mct174. ISSN 0305-7364. PMC 3783238. PMID 23985988. open access
  2. ^ Camus, Aimée Antoinette 1925. Lecomtella, genre nouvelle de Graminees malgaches. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences 181: 567
  3. ^ Soreng, Robert J.; Peterson, Paul M.; Romschenko, Konstantin; Davidse, Gerrit; Zuloaga, Fernando O.; Judziewicz, Emmet J.; Filgueiras, Tarciso S.; Davis, Jerrold I.; Morrone, Osvaldo (2015). "A worldwide phylogenetic classification of the Poaceae (Gramineae)". Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 53 (2): 117–137. doi:10.1111/jse.12150. ISSN 1674-4918. S2CID 84052108. open access

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Lecomtella: Brief Summary

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Lecomtella is a genus of grasses with the sole species Lecomtella madagascariensis, native to Madagascar. It is the only genus in the tribe Lecomtelleae.

The species and genus were described by Aimée Antoinette Camus in 1925. L. madagascariensis is perennial, has culms 50–300 cm (20–118 in) long, and resembles bamboo, to which it is however unrelated. Contrarily to many other species in subfamily Panicoideae, this grass uses C3 photosynthesis. It is only found in the Andringitra Massif of central Madagascar, at elevations of 1,600–2,400 m (5,200–7,900 ft), and critically endangered.

The genus is included in the tribe Paspaleae in a 2015 classification although a phylogenetic study had shown in 2013 that it is isolated within the subfamily Panicoideae and best treated in a separate tribe Lecomtelleae.

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