The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Trochetia parviflora Bojer ex Baker



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1863

Rediscovered in April 2001



Mauritius, Mascarene Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Baker, J. G. (1877). Flora of Mauritius and the Seychelles: A description of the flowering plants and ferns of those islands. Kent. 557 pp.


Other references:

Anonymous. (1926). Handbook and guide to the botanical gardens of Mauritius, together with a list of plants growing in the gardens. Bull. Dept. Agr. Mauritius (General series) 35: 1-16.

Anonymous. (2001). 'Extinct' tree rediscovered on island. Biological Conservation Newsletter 200: 1.

Bojer, W. (1837). Hortus mauritianus. Imprimerie Mamrot et Cie, Maurice. 456 pp.

Bosser, J. Cadet, T., Guého, J. and Marais, W. (eds.) (1976- [1987]). Flore des Mascareignes La Réunion. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

Florens, V., Florens, D. and Sevathian, J.-C. (2001). 'Extinct' species rediscovered in Mauritius. Phelsuma [2001]: 53-54.

Humphreys, Aelys M. et al. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Le Péchon, Timothée et al. (2015). Diversification of Dombeyoideae (Malvaceae) in the Mascarenes: old taxa on young islands? Int. J. Plant Sci. 176(3): 211-221.

Poorun, K. and Ranghoo-Sanmukhiya, V. M. (2009). Phylogeny of Trochetia species based on morphological and molecular markers. University of Mauritius Research Journal 15: 560-576. [automatic download]


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