Pritchardia munroi

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Pritchardia munroi
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Pritchardia
Species: P. munroi
Binomial name
Pritchardia munroi
Rock, 1920

Pritchardia munroi, the Kamalo pritchardia,[2] is a species of fan palm that is endemic to Hawaii in the United States. It is found in dry forests on the eastern (leeward) side of the island of Molokaʻi. The specific epithet, refers to James Monro, the manager of the Molokai Ranch at the time of its discovery (1920). Only two individuals exist in the wild, and both are at an elevation of 610 m (2,000 ft). It reaches a height of 4–5 m (13–16 ft) and a trunk diameter of 20 cm (7.9 in).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gemmill, C. 1998. Pritchardia munroi. 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Pritchardia munroi". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pritchardia munroi (Arecaceae)". Meet the Plants. National Tropical Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-11-12.