Pritchardia napaliensis

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Pritchardia napaliensis
Pritchardia napaliensis ger.jpg
A germinated seed of the critically endangered Pritchardia napaliensis.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Pritchardia
Species: P. napaliensis
Binomial name
Pritchardia napaliensis
H.St.John, 1981
Synonyms

Pritchardia remota ssp. napaliensis (H.St.John) R.W.Read

Pritchardia napaliensis is a species of palm tree that is endemic to the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaii, United States. It inhabits gulch slopes in coastal mesic forests on the Nā Pali coastline,[2] especially in the vicinity of Hoʻoluu Valley.[3] P. napaliensis reaches a height of 4–6 m (13–20 ft) and a trunk diameter of 18–20 cm (7.1–7.9 in).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gemmill, C. 1998. Pritchardia napaliensis. 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Pritchardia napaliensis". The Hawaiʻi Diversity & Mapping Program. University of Hawaiʻi. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Pritchardia napaliensis". Palms. Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Pritchardia napaliensis". Flora of the Hawaiian Islands. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-11-12.