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Taxon: Raphia farinifera (Gaertn.) Hyl.

 
Genus: Raphia
Family: Arecaceae (alt.Palmae)
Subfamily: Calamoideae
Tribe: Lepidocaryeae
Subtribe: Raphiinae
Nomen number: 70541
Place of publication: Lustgården 31-32:88, 91. 1952
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials: wax; wax

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar (natzd.?), Mauritius, Seychelles


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. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  3. Dransfield, J. & H. Beentje The palms of Madagascar. 1995 (Palms Madag)
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  5. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  6. Govaerts, R. & J. Dransfield World checklist of palms. (L Palms)
  7. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  9. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  11. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  12. Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms (Principes) 7:161, 180.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  15. Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. (F SCatarin)
  16. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  17. St. John, H. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. 1973 (L Hawaii)
  18. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Raphia farinifera (Gaertn.) Hyl. :

  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=70541. Accessed 18 February 2019.