1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Raphia P.Beauv.
      1. Raphia hookeri G.Mann & H.Wendl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa to Angola.

    [FWTA]

    Palmae, T. A. Russell. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

    Vernacular
    The common Wine Palm
    Ecology
    Of the forest zone
    Trunk
    Trunk up to 30 ft. high
    Leaves
    Large dark green, shining fronds.
    Note
    Over its wide range it shows some variation in characters, particularly in size and shape of fruit; in E. Nigeria, where it is abundant and sometimes cultivated, several forms are distinguished.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaïre

    Raphia hookeri G.Mann & H.Wendl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 28, 2008 B.S. [2638] K000526041
    Dec 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [10191], Cameroon K000025713
    Dec 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9285], Cameroon K000025714
    Mann, G. [1911], Equatorial Guinea K000321022 Unknown type material
    Mann, G. [1911], Equatorial Guinea K000321023 Unknown type material
    Van Valkenburg [2669], Gabon K000208513
    Otedoh, M. [7202], Nigeria K000522253
    Tuley [s.n.], Nigeria K000522256
    Tuley [s.n.], Nigeria K000522257
    Tuley [s.n.], Nigeria K000522254

    First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 24: 438 (1864)

    Accepted by

    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Russell in Kew Bull. 19: 181, figs. 2, 5E.
    • Beccari in Webbia 3: 109 (1910)
    • F.T.A. 8: 107
    • in Trans. Linn. Soc. 24: 438 (1864)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
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