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Taxon: Metroxylon sagu Rottb.

 
Genus: Metroxylon
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Calamoideae
Tribe: Calameae
Subtribe: Metroxylinae
Nomen number: 103025
Place of publication: Nye Saml. Danske Vid. Selsk. Skr. 2:527. 1783
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch (fide Pl Res SEAs A selection:181. 1989) vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs A selection:181. 1989)
  • Materials: fiber (source of carbohydrates for industrial applications fide Pl Res SEAs A selection:181. 1989) fiber (source of carbohydrates for industrial applications fide Pl Res SEAs A selection:181. 1989)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia (introd.?), Philippines (introd.?)

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji


    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Samoa


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java.
  3. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Metroxylon-sagopalm.pdf target='_blank' Note: Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR), Holualoa, Hawai'i\; http://www.traditionaltree.org/
  4. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  5. Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 9:121-126.
  6. Flach, M. 1997. Sago palm. Metroxylon sagu Rottb.. Promoting the conservation and use of underutilized and neglected crops. 13:1-76.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Metroxylon+sagu&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Hackett, C. & J. Carolane. 1982. Edible Horticultural Crops Academic Press.
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  10. Kjaer, A. et al. 2004. Investigation of genetic and morphological variation in the sago palm (Metroxylon sagu; Arecaceae) in Papua New Guinea. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 94:109-117.
  11. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  12. Merrill, E. D. 1922-1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants.
  13. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms. Principes 7:152, 178.
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  15. Rauwerdink, J. B. 1986. An essay on Metroxylon, the sago palm. Principes 30:171.
  16. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  17. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 8:327.
  18. Uhl, N. W. & J. Dransfield. 1987. Genera palmarum: a classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore, Jr. 245.
  19. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) A:180.
  20. Whitmore, T. C. 1973. Palms of Malaya. 77-78. Note: Oxford University Press
  21. World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF-SEA. AgroForestry Tree database (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Metroxylon sagu Rottb. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=103025. Accessed 19 September 2019.