1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Linospadix H.Wendl.
      1. Linospadix minor (W.Hill) Burret

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & NE. Queensland.

    [PW]
    General Description
    Clustering small palm. Stems l-5 m tall, 7-20 mm diam.; internodes elongate, green; crown with 7-12 leaves. Leaves to 110 cm long; irregularly segmented with united pinnae; segments with broad bases, or regularly pinnate with narrow pinnae; petiole 3.6-51 cm long, 1-4 mm wide; pinnae 3-24 per leaf, semiglossy dark green above, lighter green below, midrib prominent on both surfaces, veins not prominent on lower surface; lamina chartaceous, irregularly corrugated, when backlit under 10X magnification, with scattered, circular clear cells to 0.1 mm wide linearly parallel to midrib and veins. Inflorescence to 80 cm long. Staminate flowers squatly bullet-shaped in bud, to 3 X 2 mm wide; petals apically rounded, with conspicuous longitudinal striations, green at anthesis, not widely opening; stamens 7-20, attached at different levels in the staminal cluster; connective not extending beyond the anther; anther lobes irregular or uneven. Fruit elongate/cylindrical, Aug-18 X 03-Aug mm, yellow or red at maturity, epicarp irregularly rugose when fruit is fully mature. Seed elongate/ellipsoid.
    Distribution
    Recorded from the southern McIlwraith Range where it has limited distribution, and abundantly from just south of Cooktown (Mt. Amos area) to Mission Beach (Licuala State Forest) and as far inland as Windsor Tableland. Reported in New Guinea, but identification is not certain.
    Biology
    From sea level to 1200 m elevation, in rain forest on basalt, granite, and metamorphics.
    Conservation
    Not threatened.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Queensland

    Linospadix minor (W.Hill) Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 12, 2004 Wieringa, J.J. [4196], Australia K000209511
    Oct 25, 1997 Brass, L.J. [20149], Australia K000209472
    Oct 25, 1997 Haines, H.H. [190], Australia K000209484
    Oct 25, 1997 Hann, W. [302], Australia K000209488
    Oct 23, 1997 Brass, L.J. [19862], Australia K000209482
    Brass, L.J. [20264], Australia K000209485
    Irvine, A.K. [1452], Australia K000462773
    Irvine, A.K. [1458], Australia K000462774
    Irvine, A.K. [1450], Australia K000462792
    Irvine [309], Australia K000209487
    64460.000
    Cultivated [1988-2450] K000521939
    Fitzalan [s.n.], Australia K000209486

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 330 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • Dowe, J.L. (2010). Australian palms: biogeography, ecology and systematics: 1-290. CSIRO Publishing.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • J.L. Dowe, A Revision of Linospadix in Australia, with the Description of a New Species. 1997

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
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