Pritchardia aylmer-robinsonii

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Pritchardia aylmer-robinsonii
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Pritchardia
Species: P. aylmer-robinsonii
Binomial name
Pritchardia aylmer-robinsonii
H.St.John
Synonyms

Pritchardia remota ssp. aylmer-robinsonii (H.St.John) R.W.Read[2]

Pritchardia aylmer-robinsonii is a species of palm tree that is endemic to the island of Niʻihau, Hawaii, United States. It inhabits coastal dry forests at an elevation of 70–270 m (230–890 ft). P. aylmer-robinsonii reaches a height of 7–15 m (23–49 ft) and a trunk diameter of 20–30 cm (7.9–11.8 in). Harold St. John discovered this species in 1949, and the specific epithet refers to Aylmer Francis Robinson, a member of the family that owned the island.[3] P. aylmer-robinsonii has been reintroduced to the Makauwahi Cave Reserve on Kauaʻi, where the species is believed to have previously ranged.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gemmill, C. 1998. Pritchardia aylmer-robinsonii. 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Pritchardia aylmer-robinsonii St. John". ITIS Standard Report Pages. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Pritchardia aylmer-robinsonii (Arecaceae)". Meet the Plants. National Tropical Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  4. ^ TenBruggencate, Jan (2005-09-28). "Kaua'i cave tells 10,000-year tale". Honolulu Advertiser. 

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