1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Raphia P.Beauv.
      1. Raphia palma-pinus (Gaertn.) Hutch.

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

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Palm forming clumps or thickets
    Ecology
    In fresh or slightly brackish water, abundant in swamps behind the mangrove area
    Trunk
    The trunk is usually 6-10 ft. high, but sometimes considerably more and several stems may arise from the one rootstock
    Leaves
    Bearing fronds distinctively light-green in colour.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone

    Raphia palma-pinus (Gaertn.) Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Raimundo, F. [549] K000209265

    First published in J.Hutchinson & J.M.Dalziel, Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 387 (1936)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Russell in Kew Bull. 19: 177, figs. 1B, 5A.
    • F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 388 (1936)

    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
    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/
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