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Voanioala gerardii (Forest Coconut)

Wikipedia Abstract

Voanioala gerardii, commonly known as the forest coconut, is a species of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family. It is a large coconut relative that is monotypic within the genus Voanioala. It is endemic to Madagascar. It is threatened by habitat loss and harvest for its edible seeds and palm heart, and it is estimated that there are fewer than fifteen mature trees remaining.
View Wikipedia Record: Voanioala gerardii

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Voanioala gerardii


Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes


NE. Madagascar;

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Attributes / relations provided by
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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