Raphia vinifera

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Raphia vinifera P.Beauv.

Arecaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: three-stellate
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: single-stemmed palm, cycad, or similar tree

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Arecidae
Superordo:
Arecanae
Ordo:
Arecales

Raphia vinifera is a tree.

Naming

Raphia vinifera was described by Ambroise Marie François Joseph Palisot de Beauvois in 1806. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Raphia vinifera is a species in the genus Raphia which contains 21 species and belongs to the family of the Arecaceae (Palm Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a single-stemmed palmlike habit.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Raphia vinifera is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are whorled. The linear leaflets are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Raphia vinifera produces three-stellate flowers that are arranged in panicles.


Root System

Distribution

Raphia vinifera is native to West Africa.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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