From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Acalyphoideae
Tribe: Plukenetieae
Subtribe: Tragiinae
Genus: Sphaerostylis

Sphaerostylis is a genus of plant of the family Euphorbiaceae first described as a genus in 1858.[1][2] The entire genus is endemic to Madagascar.[3][4]

  1. Sphaerostylis perrieri Leandri
  2. Sphaerostylis tulasneana Baill.
formerly included[3]

moved to other genera (Megistostigma Tragiella )

  1. Sphaerostylis anomala - Tragiella anomala
  2. Sphaerostylis cordata - Megistostigma cordatum
  3. Sphaerostylis frieseana - Tragiella frieseana
  4. Sphaerostylis glabrata - Megistostigma glabratum
  5. Sphaerostylis malaccensis - Megistostigma glabratum
  6. Sphaerostylis natalensis - Tragiella natalensis


  1. ^ Baillon, Henri Ernest. 1858. Étude générale du groupe des Euphorbiacées 466
  2. ^ Tropicos, Sphaerostylis Baill.
  3. ^ a b c http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/namedetail.do?name_id=194035
  4. ^ Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.