Salacca lophospatha J.Dransf. & Mogea (1981:180)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lophospatha borneensis Burret in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 753 (1942)


Conservation Status

Extinct (Humphreys et al., 2019; POWO, 2024)



Sabah, Borneo


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Dransfield, J. and Mogea, J. P. (1981). A reassessment of the genus Lophospatha Burret. Princeps; Journal des la Société Palmophile Francophone 25: 178-180.


Other references:

Christenhusz, M. and Govaerts, R. (2023). Uitgestorven. Op plantenjacht rond de wereld: 1-511. Sterck & De Vreese.

Govaerts, R. and Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

POWO. (2024). Salacca lophospatha J.Dransf. & Mogea. Plants of the World Online (online resource). Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 15 February 2024]

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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