Pelagodoxa henryana Becc., Rev. Hort. , n.s., 15: 302 (1917)

Primary tabs

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Marquesaspresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Solomon Is.present (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A
Vanuatupresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A

Discussion

  • The circuitous route of discovery and documentation of Pelagodoxa and the meandering process of investigating its phylogenetic position are as unique as its morphology and anatomy suggests. Beccari’s assessment of Pelagodoxa being a ‘grande nouveauté’ is still valid, as it remains one of the greatest novelties in the palm family, both morphologically and historically. (J.L. Dowe, Beccari’s “Grande Nouveauté”: the Discovery, Taxonomic History and Typification of Pelagodoxa henryana. 2006)B

Materials Examined

  • Specimens located in Florence and Paris: “Enui,” Marquises, 17 July 1916, C. Henry s.n. (FI); Iles Marquises, Nuku Hiva, October 1919, C. Henry s.n. (FI); Is Marquesas [from Bois], undated, anon. (FI, carpological collection); Is Marquesas, undated, Delmas s.n. (FI, carpological collection); Iles Marquises, 21 August 1920, C. Henry s.n. (P); Iles Marquises, 1917, Henry s.n. (P, carpological collection in a box); Iles Marquises, undated, Henry s.n. (P, carpological collection in a plastic bag). (J.L. Dowe, Beccari’s “Grande Nouveauté”: the Discovery, Taxonomic History and Typification of Pelagodoxa henryana. 2006)B

Bibliography

A. World Checklist of Arecaceae
B. J.L. Dowe, Beccari’s “Grande Nouveauté”: the Discovery, Taxonomic History and Typification of Pelagodoxa henryana. 2006