Pritchardia sp. nov. 'Tahiti'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct if distinct


Distribution & Habitat

Tahiti, 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].

Parkes, A. (1994). Holocene environments and vegetational change on four Polynesian islands. PhD thesis, University of Hull, England.

Parkes, A., Teller, J. T. and Flenley, J. R. (1992). Environmental history of the Lake Vaihiria drainage basin, Tahiti, French Polynesia. Journal of Biogeography 19: 431-447.

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.

Prebble, M., Whitau, R., Meyer, J.-Y., Sibley-Punnett, L., Fallson, S. and Porch, N. (2016). Abrupt late Pleistocene ecological and climate change on Tahiti (French Polynesia). Journal of Biogeography 43: 2438-2453.


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