Pritchardia munroi Rock, Mem. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Mus. 8: 62 (1921)

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Hawaiipresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)B
Dry to moist forest, lee side of eastern Molokai and south side of Puu Kukui massif, West Maui, 600-1000 m elevation. (Hodel, D. 2007. A Review of the Genus Pritchardia. Palms 51(4): Special Supplement S 1-53.)A

Discussion

  • Pritchardia munroi is another of the four Hawaiian species that is recorded from more than one island. The rachillae densely covered with uniform, grayish brown, permanent hairs and small fruits are diagnostic. (Hodel, D. 2007. A Review of the Genus Pritchardia. Palms 51(4): Special Supplement S 1-53.)A

Description

  • To 5 m tall; proximal margins of petiole moderately fibrous; leaf blade strongly undulate, divided 1/2, abaxial surface incompletely covered with scattered lepidia, segment tips drooping; inflorescences composed of 1-5 panicles, shorter than petioles in flower and fruit, panicles branched to 2 orders, rachillae permanently clothed with thick, uniform, grayish brown hairs; fruits 22 x 20 mm, globose. (Hodel, D. 2007. A Review of the Genus Pritchardia. Palms 51(4): Special Supplement S 1-53.)A

Materials Examined

  • U.S.A. Hawaii. Molokai: Kapuaokoolau Gulch, Bishop 17S2 (HAW), Perlman 16555 (PTBG); Wawaia Gulch, Perlman 18256 (PTBG), Wood 6289 (PTBG); above Kamala, Rock 17342 (BISH). Wood 1383 (PTBG). Maui (W. Maui): Pohakea Gulch, Degener 9712 (BISH), Hobdy 404, 538 (BISH), Wood 7314 (PTBG); Ukumahame, Wood 7318 (PTBG). CULT. U.S.A. Hawaii. Molokai: Meyer Residence at Kalae, Rock 17341 (BISH). Oahu: Waimea Valley Audubon Center, 75s2295, Zona 1036 (HAW). (Hodel, D. 2007. A Review of the Genus Pritchardia. Palms 51(4): Special Supplement S 1-53.)A

Bibliography

A. Hodel, D. 2007. A Review of the Genus Pritchardia. Palms 51(4): Special Supplement S 1-53.
B. World Checklist of Arecaceae