Carpoxylon

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Carpoxylon
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Areceae
Genus: Carpoxylon
H. Wendl. & Drude
Species: C. macrospermum
Binomial name
Carpoxylon macrospermum
H. Wendl. & Drude

Carpoxylon macrospermum is a species of palm tree endemic to Vanuatu, and the only species in the genus Carpoxylon.[1]

It is a IUCN Red List Critically endangered species, threatened by habitat loss.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Dransfield & N. W. Uhl (1998). "Palmae". In Klaus Kubitzki. Flowering plants, Monocotyledons: Alismatanae and Commelinanae (except Gramineae). The families and genera of vascular plants. 4. Springer. p. 361. ISBN 978-3-540-64061-5. 
  2. ^ J. L. Dowl (1998). "Carpoxylon macrospermum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2.3 (2.3). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved July 20, 2007.