MADAGASCAN Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest (Rainforest)

Kingdom Plantae

Order Alismatales 

Family Araceae

Pothos spp.


A genus of over 50 species. Usually grow as vines flat up against tree trunks in the rainforest. They often have a 'double' leaf shaped like a candle and flame. Species are found in Australia, New Guinea, through south-east Asia and on islands of the tropical Indo-Pacific.

Order Arecales

Family Arecaceae: Palms

Raffia Palms

There are about 20 species ofRaffia Palm. One species is found in the Neotropics, with the rest native to  Africa and Madagascar. They flower and fruit once in their lives, and then die. The fibre from the leaves is commonly used for a natural rope.

Order Rosales

Family Moraceae

 Ficus sp. 'Fig'

(Masoala, Madagascar)

A genus of over 850 species found throughout the tropics and warmer parts of the world, and are particularly diverse in tropical rainforests.

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