Raphia australis Oberm. & Strey

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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: australis: of the South, southern.
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from southern Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Insects associated with this species: Zophopetes dysmephyla (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 50. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 100 - 101. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 120.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 76.

Dransfield, J. (2010). Arecaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(2) Pages 45 - 46.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Raphia australis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Raphia australis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Raphia australis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Raphia australis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Raphia australis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Raphia australis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Raphia australis
iNaturalist: Raphia australis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Raphia australis
JSTOR Plant Science: Raphia australis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Raphia australis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Raphia australis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Raphia australis
Plants of the World Online: Raphia australis
Tropicos: Raphia australis
Wikipedia: Raphia australis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Raphia australis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=208310, retrieved 28 October 2020

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