Pritchardia tahuatana Butaud & Hodel



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild



Fatuiva & Tahuata (& Nuku Hiva?), Marquesas Islands


Remains of Pritchardia seeds have been found on Nuku Hiva that cannot be diagnosed to species level, that are possibly referable to this species (Allen et al., 2022).


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Butaud, J-F. 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. [Abstract]

Other references:

Allen, Melinda S., Lewis, Tara and Porch, Nick. (2022). Lost bioscapes: Floristic and arthropod diversity coincident with 12th century Polynesian settlement, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands. PLoS ONE 17(3): e0265224.


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