Korthalsia scaphigeroides Becc., Philipp. J. Sci., C 4: 619 (1909)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Philippinespresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Mindanao (Agusan, Surigao, Zamboanga), Basilan. Endemic. (E.D. de Guzman & E.S. Fernando, Guide to Philippine Flora and Fauna. Vol. IV.. 1986)A

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Description

  • Rather slender, the sheathed stem apparently 15-18 mm in diameter. Ochrea elongate-elliptic, ventricose 9 to 10 cm long, 2 cm broad, thinly coriaceous, armed with small scattered, short, rigid prickles. Leaves with a slender biconvex, flattened petiolar part, about 20 cm long, 4 mm broad, with rather obtuse and smooth edges, armed claws, rachis in the intermediate portion armed almost regularly with ternate claws, leaflets distinctly ansate, narrowly rhomboid-cuneate, broadest above their middle, 15 to 20 cm long, 4 to 5 cm broad, rather accurately praemorse-dentate in the upper margins and produced at the summit into an acuminate point, green above, white beneath, with about 7 primary costae. Spadix unknown. The leaf-sheaths of this palm is interestingly inhabited by colonies of ants. The seeds, so far, is the means of its propagation. (E.D. de Guzman & E.S. Fernando, Guide to Philippine Flora and Fauna. Vol. IV.. 1986)A