Pelagodoxa henryana Becc. (1917:302)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Possibly Extinct in the Wild (Prebble & Dowe, 2008; Butaud et al., 2023)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient


Distribution & Habitat

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia (?)


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










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Dowe, John L. and Chapin, M. H. (2006). Beccari’s “grande nouveauté”: the discovery, taxonomic history and typification of Pelagodoxa henryana. Palms 50(4): 185-192.

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Hodel, D. R., Butaud, J. F., Barrett, C. F., Garyum, M. H., Komen, J., Lorence, D. H., Marcus, J. and Falchetto, A. (2019). Reassessement of Pelagodoxa. Palms 63(3): 113-146.

Johnson, D. (1998). Pelagodoxa henryana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T38627A10140239. Accessed on 14 February 2024.

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Prebble, Matthew and Dowe, John L. (2008). The late Quaternary decline and extinction of palms on Pacific islands. Quaternary Science Reviews 27(27-28): 2546-2567. 

Stauffer, F. W., Baker, W. J., Dransfield, J. and Endress, P. K. (2004). Comparative floralstructure and systematics of Pelagodoxa and Sommieria (Arecaccae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 146: 27-39.


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