African Plant Database

Raphia hookeri G. Mann & H. Wendl.
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London 24(3): 438 (1864)
Information on the genus : Raphia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Raphia hookeri G. Mann & H. Wendl. var. hookeri
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Raphia hookeri var. planifoliola Otedoh
=Raphia hookeri var. rubrifolia Otedoh
=Raphia gigantea A. Chev. (1920)
=Raphia sassandrensis A. Chev. (1932)
=Raphia angolensis Rendle (1899)
=Raphia longirostris Becc. (1910)
Taxon infra-specific
Raphia hookeri G. Mann & H. Wendl. var. hookeri
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tall, solitary or rarely clustered palm; stem 15 m long or more, with leaves to 10-15 m long; leaflets to 160-180 on each side of rachis; inflorescences pendant, up to 3.5 m long; fruits variable in shape, ranging from ellipsoid to nearly cylindrical and turbinate, 5-12 cm long and 4-6 cm in diameter, covered by yellow-brown scales.
Ecology : Wild populations are to be found near coastal swamp-riparian vegetation, under saline and deltaic conditions

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hutchinson, J. & J.M. Dalziel (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa: Second Edition 3(1): 162
  • Bases Doc. Fl. Guinea Equat. : 377 (1999).
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.
  • Fl. anal. Bénin : 61 (2006).
  • Woody Pl. W. Afr. Forest : 868 (2006).
  • Fl. Rép. Guinée : 384 (2009).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 173 (2008).
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carte afrique num 176341
Record n°176341
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