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Phytelephas macrocarpa


Taxonavigation: Arecales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Arecales

Familia: Arecaceae
Subfamilia: Ceroxyloideae
Tribus: Phytelepheae
Genera: Ammandra – Aphandra – Phytelephas


Phytelepheae Horan. Char. Ess. Fam. 38. (1847)


  • Horaninow, P. 1847. Characteres essentiales familiarum, ac tribuum regni vegetabilis et amphorganici ad leges tetractydis naturae conscripti accedit enumeratio generum magis notorum et organographiae supplementum. VIII+301 pp. Typis K. Wienhöberianis, Petropoli [St. Petersburg]. BHL Reference page. : 38
  • Barfod, A.S., Trénel, P., & Borchsenius, F. (2010). Drivers of diversification in the vegetable ivory palms (Arecaceae: Ceroxyloideae, Phytelepheae)–vicariance or adaptive shifts in niche traits. Diversity, Phylogeny and Evolution of Monocotyledons, 225-243. Full text PDF from ResearchGate
  • Dransfield, J., Uhl, N.W., Asmussen, C.B., Baker, W.J., Harley, M.M. & Lewis, C.E. 2005. A New Phylogenetic Classification of the Palm Family, Arecaceae. Kew Bulletin 60 (4): 559–569. JSTOR Stable PDF. Reference page
  • Dransfield, J., Uhl, N.W., Asmussen, C.B., Baker, W.J., Harley, M.M. & Lewis, C.E. 2008. Genera palmarum: The Evolution and Classification of Palms. Kew Publishing: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 9781842461822 Reference page
  • 2015. Phytelepheae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 5 Oct. 2015.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Vegetable Ivory Palms
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