Paschalococos disperta Dransfield (year?)

Rapa Nui palm, Easter Island palm



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Jubaea disperta


Conservation Status


Last record: 1520–1660 AD (Prebble et al., 2012)



Easter Island (= Rapa Nui)


Biology & Ecology










Delhon, Claire and Orliac, C. (2008). The vanished palm trees of Easter Island : new radiocarbon and phytolith data. VII International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific, Visby (Suede), 20-25 aout 2007., s.n., sous presse, 2008.

Dransfield, John et al. (1984). A recently extinct palm from Easter Island. Nature 312: 750-752. [Abstract]

Hunt, Terry. (2007). Rethinking Easter Island’s ecological catastrophe. J. Archaeol. Sci. 34: 485-502.

Prebble, Matthew et al. (2012). Forest clearance and agricultural expansion on Rapa, Austral Archipelago, French Polynesia. The Holocene 23(2): 179-196.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

Zizka, G. (1991). Flowering plants of Easter Island. Palmarum Hortus Francofurtensis 3: 1-108.


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