Bentinckia

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Bentinckia
Bentinckia condapanna.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Bentinckia
Berry ex Roxb.
Synonyms[1]

Keppleria Mart. ex Endl.

Bentinckia is a genus of palms in the Arecaceae family. The genus is named after William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck a colonial governor general of British India.[2] There are two species of palms in this genus namely Bentinckia condapanna and Bentinckia nicobarica.

Distribution[edit]

Bentinckia condapanna is an endemic to southern Western Ghats where it occurs in steep rocky slopes of the high altitude rainforest region while Bentinckia nicobarica is restricted lowland rainforest of Nicobar Islands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Henderson, A (2009). "Palms of Southern Asia.". The New York Botanical Garden. Princeton University Press. Princeton.