New Species from the Galoka and Kalabenono Massifs: Two Unknown and Severely Threatened Mountainous Areas in NW Madagascar
The Galoka mountain chain, comprising principally the Galoka and Kalabenono massifs, situated at the northern edge of the Sambirano Region in NW Madagascar is an area that was virtually unknown botanically. It was visited three times between 2005 and 2007 as part of a floristic inventory. Both massifs contain the last remaining primary forests in the Galoka chain, which extends parallel to the coastline from South of Ambilobe to North of Ambanja. Several new species have been discovered amongst the collections, eight of which are described here.
Johnson, David M., "New Species from the Galoka and Kalabenono Massifs: Two Unknown and Severely Threatened Mountainous Areas in NW Madagascar" (2009). Botany & Microbiology Faculty Work. 37.