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Monotes kerstingii MS 6635.JPG
Monotes kerstingii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Subfamily: Monotoideae

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Monotoideae is a subfamily of the flowering plant family Dipterocarpaceae, with 3 genera and 30 species. It is native to the rainforest habitat of Africa and Madagascar, as well as South America. The geographical discontinuity can be traced back to a date prior to the separation of these land masses and the subsequent migration, evolution and preservation of the species in suitable habitats.[1]


  • Monotes has 26 species, distributed across Africa and Madagascar.


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