1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Pritchardia Seem. & H.Wendl.
      1. Pritchardia pacifica Seem. & H.Wendl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tonga (Vava'u).

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Known only from cultivation, typically around sites of human activity, sometimes escaping and groWing wild in nearby secondary growth, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Niue, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, French Polynesia, 0-100 m elev.
    General Description
    To 15 m tall; proximal margins of petiole with only a few fibers; leaf blade undulate, divided 1/4-1/3, slightly waxy-glaucous, abaxial surface more or less devoid of lepidia, segment tips stiff; inflorescences composed of 1-4 panicles, shorter than to equaling petioles in flower and fruit, panicles branched to 2 orders, rachillae glabrous; fruits 11-12 mm diam., globose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tonga

    Introduced into:

    Cook Is., Fiji, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Niue, Samoa, Society Is., Solomon Is., Tokelau-Manihiki, Trinidad-Tobago, Vanuatu

    Pritchardia pacifica Seem. & H.Wendl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 22, 1998 Cultivated [1952-35501] K000462636
    Dec 22, 1998 s.coll. [s.n.], Fiji 78164.000
    Jan 29, 1975 Harris, S.A. [TP533], Guyana K000462640
    Jan 1, 1965 Whitmore, T. [BSIP4388], Solomon Is. K000030231
    Jan 1, 1965 Whitmore, T. [BSIP4388], Solomon Is. K000462583
    Jan 1, 1965 Whitmore, T. [BSIP4388], Solomon Is. K000462633
    Jan 1, 1965 Whitmore, T. [BSIP4388], Solomon Is. K000462634
    Jan 1, 1965 Whitmore, T. [BSIP4388], Solomon Is. K000462635
    Moore, H.E. [9581] 44356.000
    Powell [17], Samoa K000030219
    Matthew, K.M. [RHT30938], India K000462637
    Broadway, W.E. [4452], Trinidad & Tobago K000462638
    Curry, P. [1388], Vanuatu K000030221
    Fiji 61780.000
    illegible [s.n.], India K000462629
    Parks, H.E. [16374], Tonga K000462600
    Crosby, C.S. [258], Tonga K000462606
    Deighton, J.C. [2926], Sierra Leone K000462630
    Deighton, J.C. [2926], Sierra Leone K000462631
    Woodford, C.M. [H2670-13] K000462593
    Woodford, C.M. [H2670-13] K000462594
    Woodford, C.M. [H2670-13] K000462595
    Woodford, C.M. [H2670-13] K000462596
    Woodford, C.M. [H2670-13] K000462597
    Woodford, C.M. [H2670-13] K000462598
    Woodford, C.M. [H2670-13] K000462599
    Seemann, B.C. [659], Fiji K000030234 holotype
    Seemann, B.C. [659], Fiji K000462221 holotype
    Lister, J.J. [s.n.], Tonga K000462588
    Lister, J.J. [s.n.], Tonga K000462589
    Lister, J.J. [s.n.], Tonga K000462590
    Lister, J.J. [s.n.], Tonga K000462591
    Lister, J.J. [s.n.], Tonga K000462592
    Thurston, J.B. [s.n.], Fiji K000462587
    Furtado, C.X. [SFN30947], Indonesia K000462639
    Christophersen [2842], Samoa K000462632

    First published in Bonplandia (Hannover) 10: 197 (1862)

    Accepted by

    • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Hodel, D.R. (2007). A review of the genus Pritchardia Palms; Journal of the International Palm Society 51(Suppl.): 1-53.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Watling, D. (2005). Palms of the Fiji Islands: 1-191. Environmental Consultants (Fiji) Ltd., Suva.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • Hodel, D. 2007. A Review of the Genus Pritchardia. Palms 51(4): Special Supplement S 1-53.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
    • Hodel, D.R. (2007). A review of the genus Pritchardia Palms; Journal of the International Palm Society 51(Suppl.): 1-53.
    • Watling, D. (2005). Palms of the Fiji Islands: 1-191. Environmental Consultants (Fiji) Ltd., Suva.

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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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