Hydriastele microspadix

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Hydriastele (high-dree-Ah-STEL-eh) microspadix (migh-kroh-SPAH-diks)
Scientific Classification
Genus: Hydriastele (high-dree-Ah-STEL-eh)
Species: microspadix (migh-kroh-SPAH-diks)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Endemic to New Guinea.



Comments and Curiosities

Fragments of both collections cited in the protologue of Hydriastele microspadix (Warb. ex K. Schum. & Lauterb.) Burret, Warburg s.n. from Schumannsfluss, exist in the Florence herbarium. We have chosen the former as lectotype because it is the more complete specimen. The specimen cited in the original literature of the nomen nudum Ptychosperma beccarianum Warb. ex K. Schum. & Lauterb. was also collected by Warburg at Hatzfeldhafen. Fragments of the collection are held in Florence, as is a photograph of the Berlin specimen, which is now destroyed. We concur with Burret (1928) that the specimen is a mixed gathering, containing parts of both Hydriastele microspadix and Rhopaloblaste ceramica (Miq.) Burret. (W.J. Baker and A.H.B. Loo. 2004)/Palmweb. Editing by edric.

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Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).

Baker, W.J. & Loo, A.H.B. 2004. A synopsis of the genus Hydriastele (Arecaceae). Kew Bulletin, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 61-68.

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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