African Plant Database

Raphia rostrata Burret
Protologue : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 307 (1935)
Information on the genus : Raphia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tall, solitary palm; stem 15-20 m long or more, with leaves to 12-15 m long; leaflets to 175-185 on each side of rachis; inflorescences pendant, apparently extremely long but no precise data available; fruits oblong, variable in size, generally of 4.5-9 cm long and 3-4 cm in diameter, covered by dark reddish-brown scales.
Ecology : Associated to swamp ecosystems.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 173 (2008).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33116
Record n°33116
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