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Pritchardia tahuatana Butaud & Hodel

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

 

Distribution

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

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265224

https://merwinconservancy.org/2017/10/featured-palm-pritchardia-tahuatana/

 

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