Kaliphora

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Kaliphora madagascariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Montiniaceae (Kaliphoraceae)
Genus: Kaliphora
Species: K. madagascarensis
Binomial name
Kaliphora madagascariensis
Hook.f.

Kaliphora madagascarensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree. It is endemic to Madagascar, where it inhabits subhumid woodlands and forests in eastern Madagascar, in the provinces of Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, and Mahajanga.

K. madagascarensis is the sole species of genus Kaliphora. Some recent classification systems, including the APG II, classify the genus as part of family Montiniaceae; other systems, including that of Armen Takhtajan, classify Kaliphora in its own family, Kaliphoraceae.

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