Ormocarpopsis nitida (Du Puy & Labat) Thulin & Lavin, 2013



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Peltiera nitida Du Puy & Labat, 1997; Peltiera alaotrensis Du Puy & Labat


Conservation Status

Extinct (Humphreys et al., 2019) or Rediscovered





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Labat, J.-N. and Du Puy, D.J. (1997). A revision of Peltiera, once poorly known and probably extinct genus of Leguminosae from Madagascar. Adansonia , n.s., 19: 85-91.


Other references:

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Klitgaard, B. B. and Lavin, M. (2005). Tribe Dalbergieae sens. lat. In: Lewis, G., Schrire, B., Mackinder, B. and Lock, M. (eds.). Legumes of the world. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 307-335.

Thulin, M., Phillipson, P. B. and Lavin, M. (2013). Peltiera (Fabaceae), the coming and going of an “extinct” genus in Madagascar. Adansonia 35(1): 61-71.


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