1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Caryota L.
      1. Caryota kiriwongensis Hodel

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand.

    [PW]
    General Description
    Caryota kiriwongensis is a massive, solitary, emergent, monoecious, monocarpic tree palm to 35 m tall. The gray trunk is about 85 cm in diameter and uniform throughout its length or only slightly ventricose. The immense leaves are clustered tightly in a spreading crown at the top of the trunk and the blade alone is over 8 m long. Each leaf has up to 25 twice divided pinnae to 3.5 m long with only slightly drooping tips on each side of the rachis. The pendulous inflorescence is only about 2.5 m long, making it much shorter than that of the similar C. obtusa. Abundant, long, reddish brown, non-appressed hairs cover the flowers. The purplish red fruits, 2.6 × 3.3 cm, typically contain two, scarcely grooved seeds with homogeneous endosperm. The homogeneous endosperm is unusual for the genus and occurs elsewhere only in C. ophiopellis and C. zebrina, two species amply distinct in their conspicuously and colorfully marked petioles. The pinnate eophyll is unique for the genus (Hodel 1999).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Caryota kiriwongensis Hodel appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Palms (1999+) 53: 171 (2009)

    Accepted by

    • Barfod, A.S. & Dransfield, J. (2013). Flora of Thailand 11(3): 323-498. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Pooma, R. (ed.) (2005). A preliminary check-list of threatened plants in Thailand: 1-193. National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Unplaced Name.]
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Unplaced Name.]

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • Hodel, D.R., Caryota kiriwongensis Revisited in Palms (1999+) 53(4). 2009

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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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