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Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Areceae
Subtribe: Verschaffeltiinae
Genus: Nephrosperma
N. vanhoutteanum
Binomial name
Nephrosperma vanhoutteanum
  • 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]


  1. ^ a b Ismail, S.; Huber, M.J.; Mougal, J. (2011). "Nephrosperma van-houtteanum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T38614A10138718. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T38614A10138718.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  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. Vol. 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.