Hyophorbe vaughanii

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Figure 1. H. vaughanii - Forestry Dept, south of Curepipe, Mauritius.

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Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgsearchdetails.php?species=38581" Critically endangered, with less than 50 plants left in the wild.

Distribution & Habitat:

Tropical montane rainforest at 400-550m altitude on Mauritius.

Description:

An attractive palm, with prominant rings on the trunk, and stiff, arching leaves. The inflorescence spathe is very distinctive, being very long, and angled acutely upwards.

General:

Becoming very rare due to land clearing, and despite being much sought after by collectors, it is very rarely seen for sale or in collections.

Culture:

A lightly shaded, well drained position (probably).


Figure 2. H. vaughanii
Figure 3. H. vaughanii old inflorescence.
Figure 4. H. vaughanii infructescence.
Figure 5. H. vaughanii fruit.


Contributed by:

Phillip Arrowsmith (Figures 1,2,3,4&5)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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