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Shrub with long curly leafs, Palmarium, Madagascar As of 2018, about 12,000 species of plants have been documented in Madagascar. 83% of vascular plants are endemic, 96% of shrubs and trees are endemic. <br />
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With my non-existing botany skills and lack of online resources, I don&#039;t know where to start to find an ID, but I&#039;ll share a few plants anyway, you never know what it&#039;s good for. <br />
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This shrub was about 2m tall, branches full of long curly leafs. Africa,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Palmarium reserve,World Click/tap to enlarge

Shrub with long curly leafs, Palmarium, Madagascar

As of 2018, about 12,000 species of plants have been documented in Madagascar. 83% of vascular plants are endemic, 96% of shrubs and trees are endemic.

With my non-existing botany skills and lack of online resources, I don't know where to start to find an ID, but I'll share a few plants anyway, you never know what it's good for.

This shrub was about 2m tall, branches full of long curly leafs.

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  1. It reminds me of a koa tree (Acacia koa) that I've seen in Hawaii. I have no idea if there is a similar species in Madagascar though, maybe something in that same family. Or, maybe not?! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks! Interesting, leafs of Acacia koa do have similarity in shape and also how they are distributed on the branch. Can't find a report of it in Madagascar, which is as expected. As for the larger family, Fabaceae, Madagascar has a few hundred species reported. Did a very superficial check, so far no match on the leafs. Posted 5 months ago
      1. Hope you can find a match! Do you think it had been planted, or was it wild? Posted 5 months ago
        1. Don't know, could be either. This was on the edge of a path into the reserve. Posted 5 months ago

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  • NIKON D850
  • f/2.8
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  • 24mm