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Tahina spectabilis (Tahina Palm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Tahina spectabilis, the tahina palm, is a critically endangered species of gigantic palm that is found only in the Analalava District of northwestern Madagascar.The species, which produces countless flowers and (after fruiting) dies, is sufficiently different from other known palms to justify the creation of the monotypic genus Tahina, which is now included with three other genera in the tribe Chuniophoeniceae; the other members being found in the Arabian peninsula, Thailand and China.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Tahina spectabilis


Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes


NW. Madagascar;



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1Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
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