Ravenea hildebrandtii H.Wendl. ex C.D.Bouché

This species is accepted, and its native range is Comoros.

[PW]
Conservation
? Endangered. All forest in the Comoro Islands is under severe threat. This species has not been collected for a long time.
General Description
Slender undergrowth palm, sometimes flowering when almost acaulescent. TRUNK 1-6 (-12) m, usually less than 4 m, 5-6 cm diam. Trunk swollen at base, to 10 cm diam.; internodes short, hardly visible in older stems; bark grey-brown, smooth, in older trees somewhat fissured longitudinally. LEAVES 12-25 in the crown, arching; sheath c. 14.5 x 5 cm, the margins sparsely or hardly fibrous, densely tomentous abaxially, the tomentum white, later turning pale brown; petiole 28-50 cm long, 0.7-1 cm wide proximally, 6-11 mm distally, adaxially deeply channelled, glabrous, abaxially rounded and densely brown-tomentose or short-pubescent, with sharp edges; rachis 48-99 cm long, in mid-leaf 5-7 mm wide, adaxially shallowly grooved proximally, changing to keeled (keel to 5 mm wide) to angled distally, laterally grooved, sparsely tomentose or pubescent; leaflets on opposite sides of the rachis probably at an angle of 90° with each other, 20-43 on each side of the rachis, dark olive green on both surfaces, linear, acuminate, the basal ones 8-28 x 0.2-1.2 cm, the median ones 27-45.5 x 1-2 cm (interval 2-3.2 cm), the distal ones 7.5-37 x 0.7-1.9 cm, the distal pair sometimes slightly connate at the base, midrib with few to many small, pale, tattered, rounded ramenta abaxially along its whole length (always?), main veins faint, 2-4. STAMINATE INFLORESCENCES solitary (though St.John 26543 states 2
Biology
Moist forest at altitudes of 600-900 m. Once reported from riverine forest at this altitude.
Distribution
Comoro Islands: Grand Comore, Moheli, Anjouan.
Vernacular
Inazi (fide St John) which sounds suspiciously like Mnazi, the Swahili name for coconut.

[PW]
Use
Not recorded.

Native to:

Comoros

Ravenea hildebrandtii H.Wendl. ex C.D.Bouché appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2006 Labat, J.N. [3796] K000525909 No
Feb 25, 2003 Ralimanana, H. [295], Comoros K000114636 No
Feb 1, 2000 Labat, J.N. [3185] K000030604 No
Feb 1, 2000 Labat, J.N. [3187] K000030600 No
Jan 1, 2000 Labat, J.N. [3207] K000030603 No
Jan 1, 2000 Labat, J.N. [3206] K000030601 No
Jan 1, 1999 Pibot, A. [501], Comoros K000114637 No
Jan 1, 1995 Humblot, L. [395], Comoros K000114632 No
Feb 25, 1985 Kirk, J., Comoros K000114630 No
Feb 25, 1985 Bewsher [34], Comoros K000114631 No
Feb 25, 1985 Schlieben, H.J. [11214], Comoros K000114634 No
Jan 6, 1984 St. John, H. [26543], Comoros K000114638 No
Jan 6, 1984 St. John, H. [26544], Comoros K000114639 No
Feb 25, 1983 Bernardi, L. [11646], Comoros K000114633 No
De Armand Hall, Madagascar 59545.000 No
K000114635 No
Barthelat, F. [488], Comoros K000300296 No
Cultivated [1994-168] K000521721 No
s.coll. [s.n.], Comoros K000697890 holotype Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Comoros K000697891 holotype Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Comoros K000697889 holotype Yes

First published in Monatsschr. Vereines Beförd. Gartenbaues Königl. Preuss. Staaten 21: 324 (1878)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • J. Dransfield & H. Beentje, The Palms of Madagascar. 1995

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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
    Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0