Pritchardia glabrata

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Figure 1. P. glabrata


Common Names:


Conservation Status:

P. glabrata is apparently not endangered.

Distribution & Habitat:

Growing on steep cliffs in valleys in western Maui, Hawaii.


Very short palms, with a short slender trunk up to 2 m tall, with relatively wide open crown of around 15 leaves, petioles are smooth and devoid of scales. Lower leaf surface covered with very small scales. Fruit globose or ovoid, 21-24 mm long 16-20 mm wide.


P. glabrata is said to belong to the P. remota complex. "


Has been cultivated for in situe conservation purposes. Not yet known in garden cultivation."


1. Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. & Sohmer, S.H. (1990) Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii Vol. 1-2. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 2. Beccari and Rock, Pritchardia 1921

Contributed by:

Chris King (Text)
Fig.1. Greg Roulinavage (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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