Lemurophoenix

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Lemurophoenix
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Lemurophoenix
J.Dransf.[1]
Species: L. halleuxii
Binomial name
Lemurophoenix halleuxii
J.Dransf.

Lemurophoenix halleuxii is a species of palm tree, the only species in the genus Lemurophoenix. It is found only in Madagascar. It is threatened by habitat loss and overcollection. There are perhaps 300 mature individuals remaining in the wild.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dransfield, J. (1991). "Lemurophoenix (Palmae: Arecoideae), a new genus from Madagascar". Kew Bulletin. 46 (1): 61–68. doi:10.2307/4110742. JSTOR 4110742. 
  2. ^ Rakotoarinivo, M. & Dransfield, J. 2012. Lemurophoenix halleuxii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 08 September 2015.