African Plant Database

Raphia taedigera (Mart.) Mart.
Protologue : Hist. Nat. Palm. iii. 216. (1838)
Information on the genus : Raphia
Basionym : Sagus taedigera Mart.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Raphia aulacolepis Burret (1942)
 Sagus taedigera Mart.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tall, clustered palm; stem erect, to 10-12 m tall; leaves 10-18 m long, erect when young and arching when mature; leaflets 120-180 on each side of rachis; fruits tending to be shortly oblong, 4.5-8 cm long and 2.5-4.5 cm in diameter, covered by yellowish-tan to orange-brown scales.
Ecology : Grows in freshwater coastal swamps, commonly estuarine, behind the mangrove belt; it apparently tolerates to grow in brackish water conditions.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33121
Record n°33121
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