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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. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  3. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  5. Flach, M. 1997. Sago palm. Metroxylon sagu Rottb. (Prom Underused Crops) 13:1-76.
  6. Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates (Pl Res SEAs) 9:121-126.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Hackett, C. & J. Carolane Edible Horticultural Crops. 1982 (Edible HC)
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  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. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  12. Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. (F Philipp)
  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). (Pl Names)
  15. Rauwerdink, J. B. 1986. An essay on Metroxylon, the sago palm (Principes) 30:171.
  16. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  17. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:327.
  18. Uhl, N. W. & J. Dransfield 1987. Genera palmarum: a classification of palms based on the work of Harold E. Moore, Jr. 1987 (Gen Palm) 245.
  19. Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection (Pl Res SEAs) A:180.
  20. Whitmore, T. C. 1973. Palms of Malaya. (Palms Malaya) 77-78.
  21. World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF-SEA AgroForestry Tree database (on-line resource). (AgroForest Tree)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=103025. Accessed 20 November 2018.