Veitchia filifera (H.Wendl.) H.E.Moore



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Veitchia sessilifolia


Conservation Status

Last record: 1860

Rediscovered (Watling, 2005; fide Humphreys et al., 2019)



Mathuata Province, Vanua Levu, Fiji


Biology & Ecology










Hodel, D.R. 2011. Exploring for palms in Fiji. Palms 55: 161-175.

Humphreys, Aelys M. et al. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Smith, A.C. (1979). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 1: 1-495.

Tikoca, S. & Rivers, M.C. (2017). Veitchia filifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T177606A1494252. Downloaded on 11 March 2021.

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.

Watling, D. (2005). Palms of the Fiji Islands: 1-191. Environmental Consultants (Fiji) Ltd., Suva.

Zona, S. and Fuller, D. 1999. A revision of Veitchia (Arecaceae—Arecoideae). Harvard Papers in Botany 4(2): 543-560.


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