Nephrosperma

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Nephrosperma
Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Areceae
Subtribe: Verschaffeltiinae
Genus: Nephrosperma
Balf.f.
Species:
N. vanhoutteanum
Binomial name
Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum
Synonyms[2]
  • 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.[2][3] It is found only in Seychelles,[3] where it is threatened by habitat loss.[1][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b S. Ismail; M. J. Huber & J. Mougal (1998). "Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ a b J. Dransfield & N. W. Uhl (1998). "Palmae". In Klaus Kubitzki (ed.). 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.
  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.