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Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Genus: Nephrosperma
Species: N. vanhoutteanum
Binomial name
Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum
(H.Wendl. ex Van Houtte) Balf.f.
  • Oncosperma vanhoutteanum H.Wendl. ex Van Houtte
  • Areca nobilis auct.

Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum is a species of palm tree, and the only species in the genus Nephrosperma.[1][2] It is found only in Seychelles,[2] where it is threatened by habitat loss.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ a b 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. 376. ISBN 978-3-540-64061-5. 
  3. ^ S. Ismail; M. J. Huber & J. Mougal (1998). "Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Guy Lionnet (1986). The Romance of a Palm: Coco de Mer. Bell Village, Mauritius: L'île aux images Editions. 
  5. ^ Rafael Govaerts & John Dransfield (2005). World Checklist of Palms. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 9781842460849.