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Kerriodoxa elegans
Kerriodoxa elegans.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Coryphoideae
Tribe: Chuniophoeniceae
Genus: Kerriodoxa
Species: K. elegans
Binomial name
Kerriodoxa elegans

Kerriodoxa elegans (white backed palm) is the only species of palm tree in the genus Kerriodoxa, in the Arecaceae family.[1][2][3][4][5]

It is an endemic species of Thailand, first discovered in the Khao Phra Thaew reserve on 11 March 1929 and described as a new genus and species in 1983.[6][7]


  1. ^ Pooma, R. (ed.) (2005). A preliminary check-list of threatened plants in Thailand: 1-193. National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. ^ Henderson, A. (2009). Palms of Southern Asia: 1-197. Princeton university press, Princeton and Oxford.
  4. ^ Barfod, A.S. & Dransfield, J. (2013). Flora of Thailand 11(3): 323-498. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  5. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  6. ^ White Backed Palm (Kerriodoxa elegans)
  7. ^ Dransfield, John. 1983. Principes 27: 4