Billburttia vaginoides Magee et al. 2009



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1957 (Rakotonandrasana et al., 2017)

Rediscovered in October 2015 (Rakotonandrasana et al., 2017)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Magee, A. R., Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P. M., Sales, F., Hedge, I. and Downie, S. R. (2009). Billburttia, a new genus of Apiaceae (tribe Apieae) endemic to Madagascar. Plant Systematics and Evolution 283: 237-245. [Abstract]


Other references:

Rakotonandrasana, Stéphan R. et al. (2017). The rediscovery of Billburttia vaginoides, with notes on the morphology, anatomy, traditional uses and conservation status of the genus Billburttia (Apieae, Apiaceae). Phytotaxa 321(3): 265-276.

Sales, F., Hedge, I.C., Coutinho, A.X.P. & Marques, A. (2004). Apiaceae subfamily Apioideae in Madagascar. South African Journal of Botany 70: 446-448.


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