Euphorbiaceae week- Phyllanthaceae- Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr

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Rashida Atthar

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Mar 9, 2011, 2:31:17 AM3/9/11
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There have been a few changes in the status of this tree since I posted the same species last year. One it is now under the Phyllanthaceae family and second the earlier accepted names of Aporosa lindleyana are now synonyms. The current accepted name of this evergreen tree is Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr. Here are my pictures from the Anashi WLS taken in April 2010. The slightly pointed style can be seen on the globose fruits.
 
The earlier synonyms are as follow:
 
Aporosa affinis Baill ( invalid)
Aporosa lindleyana (Wight) Baill. - synonym
Aporosa shaerocarpa Mull Arg.- synonym
Aporosa cardiosperma Gaertn - synonym
Aporosa lindleyana Wight - synonym.
 
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Rashida.
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr fruits.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr. coriaceus glabrous leaves.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr leaflets.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr. foliage.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr bark.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr. Full tree.JPG

Rashida Atthar

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Mar 9, 2011, 2:38:03 AM3/9/11
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Here are the type specimens from Kew herbarium of Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr.
 
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Rashida.
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr fruits.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr. coriaceus glabrous leaves.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr leaflets.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr. foliage.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr bark.JPG
Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr. Full tree.JPG
Type specimen 1 Aporosa cardiosperma(Gaertn.)Merr.jpg
Type specimen 2 Aporosa cardiosperma (Gaertn.) Merr.jpg
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