Genus:
Nypa Steck

Nypa fruticans Wurmb

This species is accepted, and its native range is Sri Lanka to S. Nansei-shoto and Caroline Islands.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A prostrate-stemmed, gregarious palm
Ecology
Growing in estuarine conditions similar to mangrove.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Hainan, India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Cameroon, Guyana, Marianas, Nigeria, Panamá, Society Is., Trinidad-Tobago

English
Mangrove Palm

Nypa fruticans Wurmb appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 26, 1997 Heatubun, C. [110], Indonesia K000525706 No
Jan 1, 1956 Carr, C.E. [11518], Papua New Guinea K000525705 No
Craven [875], Papua New Guinea K000667836 No
Johns, R.J. [9791], Indonesia 70000.018 No
Noblick, L. [5197], Indonesia K000525704 No
Desianto, B. [BD10], Indonesia K000114420 No
Craven, L.A. [875], Papua New Guinea K000522362 No
Henderson, A. [369], Solomon Is. K000208802 No
Bryan, E.H. [1277] K000208801 No
Craven, L.A. [875], Papua New Guinea K000522361 No
Noblick, L. [5187], Indonesia K000522359 No
Johns, R.J. [9791], Indonesia K000113779 No
Henderson, A. [3455], Vietnam K000526515 No
Whitmore, T. [BSIP850], Solomon Is. K000208799 No
Whitmore, T. [BSIP850], Solomon Is. K000208800 No
Craven, L.A. [875], Papua New Guinea K000522360 No

First published in Verh. Batav. Genootsch. Kunsten 1: 349 (1779)

Accepted by

  • Barfod, A.S. & Dransfield, J. (2013). Flora of Thailand 11(3): 323-498. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Debnath, H.S. (2004). Mangroves of Andaman & Nicobar islands: taxonomy and ecology: 1-133. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Dowe, J.L. (2010). Australian palms: biogeography, ecology and systematics: 1-290. CSIRO Publishing.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1-197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (2016). Flora of Japan IVb: 1-335. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Meyer, J.-Y., Lavergne, C. & Hodel, D.R. (2008). Time bombs in gardens: invasive ornamental palms in tropical islands, with emphasis on French Polynesia (Pacific Ocean) and the Mascarenes (Indian Ocean) Palms; Journal of the International Palm Society 52: 23-35.
  • National Parks Board Singapore (2006). Vascular Plant Life Checklist Pulau Ubin www.nparks.gov.sg/nparks_cms/cms/cmsmgr/data/6/PlantChkList.xls.
  • Powling, A. (2009). The palms of Buton, Indonesia, an island in Wallacea Palms; Journal of the International Palm Society 53: 84-01.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Holland in Kew Bull., Add. Ser. 12, 4: 715 (1922).
  • Martius, Hist. Nat. Palm. 3: 305, t. 208 (1839)
  • in Verh. Batav. Genootsch. 1: 349 (1779)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Debnath, H.S. (2004). Mangroves of Andaman & Nicobar islands: taxonomy and ecology: 1-133. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Meyer, J.-Y., Lavergne, C. & Hodel, D.R. (2008). Time bombs in gardens: invasive ornamental palms in tropical islands, with emphasis on French Polynesia (Pacific Ocean) and the Mascarenes (Indian Ocean) Palms; Journal of the International Palm Society 52: 23-35.

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