1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Raphia P.Beauv.
      1. Raphia vinifera P.Beauv.

        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
    A handsome palm
    Ecology
    Of watery places, particularly abundant on the edge of creeks
    Trunk
    The stout trunk of moderate size, attaining about 25 ft. in height
    Leaves
    Trunk is crowned by large arching fronds up to 40 ft. long with sturdy midribs
    [FWTA]
    Use
    The midribs' popular use as poles has prompted the common name of Bamboo-palm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria, Togo, Zaïre

    Raphia vinifera P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Otedoh, M. [7310], Nigeria K000522259
    Tuley [s.n.], Nigeria K000522261
    Tuley [s.n.], Nigeria K000522260
    Otedoh, M. [7270C], Nigeria Raphia vinifera var. nigerica K000462730 isotype

    First published in Fl. Oware 1: 77 (1806)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Russell in Kew Bull. 19: 179, figs. 1A, 5D (1965).
    • A. Chev. in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 12: 208 (1932)
    • Beccari in Agric. Colon. 4: t. 6 (1910)
    • Beccari in Webbia 3: 88 (1910)
    • F.T.A. 8: 106
    • Mann & Wendland in Trans. Linn. Soc. 24: 437 (1864)
    • in Desvaux, Jour. Bot. 2: 79-87 (1809)
    • Fl. Oware 1: 77, tt. 44-46 (1806)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTOM, Bangui.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
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