Pritchardia hardyi

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Makaleha pritchardia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Coryphoideae
Tribe: Corypheae
Subtribe: Livistoninae
Genus: Pritchardia
Species: P. hardyi
Binomial name
Pritchardia hardyi
Rock

Pritchardia hardy, the Makaleha pritchardia,[1] is a species of palm tree that is endemic to moist forests on the island of Kauaʻi at elevations below 2,000 feet (610 m). The trunk of this fast-growing species reaches a height of 80 feet (24 m), with a diameter of 1 foot (0.30 m). Its leaves are 3 feet (0.91 m) in length.[2] In 1998 only 30 individuals remained in the wild along a single trail on Kauai.[3] This is a federally listed endangered species of the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pritchardia hardyi". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Riffle, Robert Lee; Paul Craft (2003). An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms. Timber Press. p. 420. ISBN 978-0-88192-558-6. 
  3. ^ Gemmill, C. 1998. Pritchardia hardyi. 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2011.