The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Carpoxylon macrospermum H. A. Wendland & Drude (1875?)

Carpoxylon palm



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1875?

Rediscovered in 1987

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Dowe, John L. (1988). The rediscovery of Carpoxylon macrospermum. Palms Cycads 18: 6-9.

Dowe, John L. (1989). The unexpected rediscovery of Carpoxylon macrospermum. Principes 33(2): 63-67.

Dowel, John L. (1998). Carpoxylon macrospermum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 30 September 2013.

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

WCSP (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet;


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