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Basselinia pancheri.jpg
Basselinia pancheri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Basselinia
  • Microkentia H.Wendl. ex Hook.f.
  • Nephrocarpus Dammer
  • Alloschmidia H.E.Moore

Basselinia is a genus of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family. The entire genus is endemic to the Island of New Caledonia in the Pacific.[1]. In some (but not all) molecular phylogenetic analyses, Hedyscepe from Lord Howe Island is nested in Basselinia[2].

List of species[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Baker, W. J., M. V. Norup, J. J. Clarkson, T. L. P. Couvreur, J. L. Dowe, C. E. Lewis, J. C. Pintaud, V. Savolainen, T. Wilmot, and M. W. Chase. (2011). Phylogenetic Relationships among Arecoid Palms (Arecaceae: Arecoideae). Annals of Botany 108 (8): 1417–32.