Pritchardia hardyi Rock, Mem. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Mus. 8: 61 (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
Wet forest beiow the Waialeale massif near and along the Power Line Trail in east central Kauai, 500-750 m elevation (Hodel, D. 2007. A Review of the Genus Pritchardia. Palms 51(4): Special Supplement S 1-53.)A

Discussion

  • Pritchardia hardyi is distinctive in its leaf blades completely covered abaxially with lepidia, inflorescences equaling to exceeding the leaf blades in flowers and exceeding them in fruit, and small fruits. It is similar to P. viscosa but the latter differs in its viscous panicles and inflorescences shorter than the petioles. The photograph of P. hardyi in Beccari and Rock (1921, PI. XlII A) actually depicts P. waialealeana. (Hodel, D. 2007. A Review of the Genus Pritchardia. Palms 51(4): Special Supplement S 1-53.)A

Description

  • To 10 m tall; proximal margins of petiole with only a few fibers; leaf blade flat, divided 1/2, abaxial surface completely covered with lepidia and appearing silvery grayish white, segment lips stiff; inflorescences composed of 2-5 panicles, equaling or exceeding leaf blades in flower, greatly exceeding leaf biades in fruit, panicles branched to 2 or 3 orders, rachillae clothed with dense, felt-iike indumentum or glabrous; fruits 20-35 x 15-16 mm, ellipsoid to obovoid. (Hodel, D. 2007. A Review of the Genus Pritchardia. Palms 51(4): Special Supplement S 1-53.)A

Materials Examined

  • U.S.A. Hawaii. Kauai: Power Line Trail, Bishop 1280 (HAW), Herbst 2851 (HAW), Read 87-206,87-207,87-208,87210 (PTBG), Rock 17296 (BISH), Rock s. n. 19 Jan. 1962 (BISH), Wood 229,230,231 (PTBG); ridge between Kahili and Kawaikini, Wood 3509 (PTBG); Kahili, Bishop 1275 (HAW); loil headwaters, Wood 7963, 7966, 7966-A (PTBG). CULT. U.S.A. Hawaii. Oahu: Wahiawa Botanical Garden, HBG 67.492, Wiser 87-28 I (PTBG). (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