African Plant Database


Raphia monbuttorum Drude
Family : ARECACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 21(1-2): 111, 130 (1895)
Information on the genus : Raphia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Raphia monbuttorum Drude var. monbuttorum
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Raphia pycnosticha Burret (1942)
=Raphia dolichocarpa Burret (1942)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Raphia monbuttorum Drude var. monbuttorum
Raphia monbuttorum var. mortehanii (De Wild.) Otedoh (1982)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small, clustered palm; stems about 2-4 m long, with leaves to 5-10 m long, erect on emergence but arching when mature; leaflets to 170-200 on each side of rachis; inflorescences 4-5, pendant, 2-3 m long; fruits ranging from cylindrical to oblong-ellipsoid in shape, 4.5-7.5 cm long and 3.5-4.5 cm in diameter, covered by reddish to brown-orange scales.
Ecology : Riparian-swamp species adapted to a wide range of rainfall conditions
  Widely distributed palm from the inland regions east of the Cameroon Range to the northerly part of the Congo Basin and the wetter areas of Southern Soudan.
 
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 176344
 
Record n°176344
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