Rhopalostylis sapida

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Rhopalostylis sapida


Taxonavigation: Arecales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Arecaceae
Subfamilia: Arecoideae
Tribus: Areceae
Subtribus: Rhopalostylidinae
Genus: Rhopalostylis
Species: Rhopalostylis sapida



Rhopalostylis sapida (Sol. ex G. Forst.) H. Wendl. & Drude, 1878


  • Basionym
    • Areca sapida Sol. ex G.Forst., Pl. Esc.: 66 (1786).
  • Homotypic
    • Kentia sapida (Sol. ex G.Forst.) Mart., Hist. Nat. Palm. 3: 312 (1849).
    • Eora sapida (Sol. ex G.Forst.) O.F.Cook, J. Heredity 18: 409 (1927).
  • Heterotypic
    • Areca banksii A.Cunn. ex Kunth, Enum. Pl. 3: 185 (1841), pro syn.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional:New Zealand
      • N. & C. New Zealand, Chatham Is.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names

English: Nikau
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