Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 10
Specimens with Sequences: 11
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 6
Public Records: 8
Public Species: 6
Most occur in the southwestern subarid forest-thicket vegetation of the island.
Spines are arranged around the leaves as a defense against herbivores. The spines are several meters above the ground, and probably evolved in response to herbivory by now-extinct lemurs, such as Hadropithecus. Several lemur species living today feed heavily on Alluaudia, such as the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) and the white-footed sportive lemur (Lepilemur leucopus).
Species[edit source | edit]
- Alluaudia ascendens
- Alluaudia comosa
- Alluaudia dumosa
- Alluaudia humbertii
- Alluaudia montagnacii
- Alluaudia procera
Gallery[edit source | edit]
References[edit source | edit]
- Alluaudia. Madagascar Catalogue. eFloras.
- Schatz, G., et al. Modeling of endemic plant species of Madagascar under climate change. In: Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Madagascar's Livelihoods and Biodiversity. Conference. Antananarivo, Madagascar, 28 January 2008.
- Crowley, B. E. and L. R. Godfrey. (2013). Why all those spines?: Anachronistic defences in the Didiereoideae against now extinct lemurs. South African Journal of Science 109(1-2), 1-7.
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