Pritchardia sp. nov. 'Moorea'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct if distinct


Distribution & Habitat

Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Butaud, Jean-François and Hodel, Donald R. (2017). A new species of Pritchardia from the Marquesas Islands with notes on the genus in French Polynesia. Palms 61(3): 139-154 [152].

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Parkes, A. (1997). Environmental change and the impact of Polynesian colonization: sedimentary records from Central Polynesia, pp. 166-199. In: Kirch, P. V. and Hunt, T. L. (eds.). Historical Ecology in the Pacific Islands. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

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.


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