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Scientific classification

  • Goniosperma Burret
  • Goniocladus Burret

Physokentia is a genus of flowering plant in the palm family, native to certain islands of the western Pacific. It contains the following species:[1][2][3] The relationships between Physokentia and some other genera of the tribe Basseliniinae particularly the New Caledonia endemic Burretiokentia and Cyphophoenix are not clear.[4]

List of species[edit]

  1. Physokentia avia H.E.Moore - Bismarck Archipelago
  2. Physokentia dennisii H.E.Moore - Solomon Islands
  3. Physokentia insolita H.E.Moore - Solomon Islands
  4. Physokentia petiolata (Burret) D.Fuller - Fiji
  5. Physokentia tete (Becc.) Becc. - Vanuatu
  6. Physokentia thurstonii (Becc.) Becc. - Vanuatu
  7. Physokentia whitmorei H.E.Moore - Solomon Islands


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. ^ Pintaud, J.-C. & Baker, W.J. (2008). A revision of the palm genera (Arecaceae) of New Caledonia. Kew Bulletin 63: 61-73.
  4. ^ Baker, W. J., M. V. Norup, J. J. Clarkson, T. L. P. Couvreur, J. L. Dowe, C. E. Lewis, J. C. Pintaud, V. Savolainen, T. Wilmot, and M. W. Chase. (2011). Phylogenetic Relationships among Arecoid Palms (Arecaceae: Arecoideae). Annals of Botany 108 (8): 1417–32.