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Starr 070906-8372 Veitchia merrillii.jpg
leaf pattern of V. merrillii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Veitchia
H.Wendl. in B.Seemann
  • Vitiphoenix Becc.
  • Kajewskia Guillaumin

Veitchia is a genus of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family.[2][3]

It contains the following species, all native to islands in the Pacific Ocean (Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Solomon Islands):[1]

  1. Veitchia arecina Becc. - Vanuatu
  2. Veitchia filifera (H.Wendl.) H.E.Moore - Fiji
  3. Veitchia joannis H.Wendl. (Joannis Palm) - Fiji
  4. Veitchia lepidota (H.E.Moore) C.Lewis & Zona - Solomon Islands
  5. Veitchia metiti Becc. - Vanuatu
  6. Veitchia pachyclada (Burret) C.Lewis & Zona - Solomon Islands
  7. Veitchia simulans H.E.Moore - Fiji
  8. Veitchia spiralis H.Wendl. - Vanuatu
  9. Veitchia subdisticha (H.E.Moore) C.Lewis & Zona - Solomon Islands
  10. Veitchia vitiensis (H.Wendl.) H.E.Moore - Fiji
  11. Veitchia winin H.E.Moore - Vanuatu


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Veitchia
  2. ^ Hermann A. Wendland in Berthold Carl Seemann. 1868. Flora Vitiensis 270, Veitchia.
  3. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. 2005. World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.