Monographs Details: Maschalocephalus dinklagei Gilg & Schumann
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1958. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part III. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-156.
Family:Rapateaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - A monotypic genus widely distributed in marshy savanna areas in African Liberia. According to Baldwin14 one collection is known from Sierra Leone, and the species is expected to be found on the Ivory Coast. The African Maschalocephalus is the only extra-American member of the Rapateaceae known. The family otherwise is exclusively tropical American (see footnote, p. 21).

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Type: Fishtown, Gran Bassa, Liberia, Oct 16, 1898, M. Dinklage 2088 (holotype B, isotypes G, K).

Distribution:Liberia Africa| Sierra Leone Africa| Ivory Coast Africa| United States of America North America|