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Taxon: Metroxylon salomonense (Warb.) Becc.

Genus: Metroxylon
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Calamoideae
Tribe: Calameae
Subtribe: Metroxylinae
Nomen number: 103026
Place of publication: Denschr. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 84:60-62. 1913
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Mar-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Feb-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: fiber; fiber

Distributional Range:


    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea (Bougainville Island), Solomon Islands


  1. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  2. Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates (Pl Res SEAs) 9:117.
  3. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1966. Palm hunting around the world. V. New Guinea to the New Hebrides (Principes) 10:38,81-85.
  4. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  5. Rauwerdink, J. B. 1986. An essay on Metroxylon, the sago palm (Principes) 30:177.
  6. Whitmore, T. C. 1973. On the Solomons' sago palm (Principes) 17:46-48.

Check other web resources for Metroxylon salomonense (Warb.) Becc. :

  • 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=103026. Accessed 24 May 2019.