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  1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Nenga H.Wendl. & Drude
      1. Species: Nenga pumila (Blume) H.Wendl.
        1. Nenga pumila var. pumila

        This variety is accepted, and its native range is W. Jawa.

    [PW]
    Vernacular
    Djambe ngenge, Ngenge (Sundanese); Ngingi (Javanese).
    General Description
    Slender palm with stems ca. 2-3 m long, rarely more, 2.5-5 (8) cm diam., clustering at the base; leaf scars prominent; internodes to 8 cm long, smooth, green to greenish-brown. Crownshaft elongate, cylindrical, to ca. 50 cm long, rarely swollen. Leaves 5 to 6 in crown, leaf sheath ca. 40 cm long, dull greenish or yellowish-brown, petiole ca. 30-50 em long, to 1.5 em diam. Leaflets to 25 on each side of the rachis, often drying greyish- green or light brown; basal leaflets usually narrower than the rest, 1 costate, ca. 30-35 X 1 cm, long-acuminate; middle leaflets 2-3 costate, ca. 35-50 X 2.54.5 cm, gradually narrowed at tips; terminal leaflet pair 3-7 costate, ca. 1025 X 2-4.5 cm, acuminate or slightly toothed at tips, sometimes joined to 7 cm long at base along the rachis. Inflorescence infrafoliar, pendulous; prophyll ensiform or lanceolate, rather thin, drying chestnut-brown, caducous; peduncle short, ca. (1) 1.5-3 (4.5) X 1.6 cm, flattened, glabrous; peduncular bract triangularacuminate, to 1.5 em long, 1.0 em at the base, membranous; rachillae usually 3-4, rarely to 7, ca. 20-30 cm long, each subtended by a triangular membranous bract to 5 mm long. Staminate flower triangular, or trigonous, asymmetric, flexuous; sepals subequal, linear-subulate or very narrowly lanceolate, dorsally carinate, very flexuous, ca. 1.0-1.5 cm long; petals narrowly ovate to lanceolate, straight to subfalcate, acuminate at tip, much shorter than sepals, ca. 5-7 X 1.5-2 mm; filament short, to 1 mm long; anthers erect, linear, to 2 mm long, sagittate at base; pistillode conical, minute. Pistillate flower ovoid to subglobose; sepals to 3 X 3 mm; petals as the sepals or only slightly-smaller; ovary ovoid to spherical to 1.5 X 2 mm; stigma 3-lobed; staminodes indistinct. Infructescence pendulous, branches densely covered with fruits. Fruit ripening orange-brown, oblong to oblong-ellipsoid, ca. 1.8-2.0 X 0.8-1.0 cm, tipped with a circular, cushion-shaped stigma, the stigmatic lobes not prominently erect and parted or only slightly so; epicarp drying with longitudinal, slightly anastomosing ridges. Seed oblong-ovoid, ca. 8-11 X 57 mm, abruptly acute to acuminate at tip; base rounded-truncate, shallowly concave-intruded.
    Distribution
    West Java; in mixed hill forest, also on limestone, ca. 150-1,300 m alt. Endemic.

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    Other Data

    Nenga pumila var. pumila appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    Accepted by

    • Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1-197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online

    • E.S. Fernando, A Revision of the Genus Nenga. 1983

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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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