The term Madagascar Synonymy is used to include names at generic, species and infraspecific level for plants from Madagascar in the literature. In the interests of conciseness we have avoided reproducing long lists of synonyms that would be necessary in the case of some species that occur in Madagascar, essentially among the common widespread species that are not Malagasy endemics, omitting those that have never been used in the context of plants from Madagascar. Usually complete lists can be obtained from the published work cited in the catalogue should they be required. Furthermore, since we have aimed at checking as much of the nomenclatural work that is given in the literature ourselves for the Catalogue, to have included extensive synonymy for all taxa would have taken our time away from more pressing work.
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