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Tahina spectabilis
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Tahina spectabilis

Family: Arecaceae    Palmier

Nom commun: Blessed Palm

Nom commun:
Suicide palm

zone de rusticité: 11     Voir les cartes des zones de rusticité pour le Royaume-Uni et les États-Unis

Identification:
A new, previously undescribed species and genus with an affinity to the palm tribe Chuniophoeniceae, including - Nannorrhops, Kerriodoxa and Chuniophoenix. This palm most likely will not like temperatures below 19°C, coming from the small area of Analalava district in the northeast of Madagascar, where it grows in low, seasonally dry forest or scrubland. This area has eight dry months a year and a mean annual temperature of 27ºC. The palm grows in deep fertile soil at the foot of a limestone hill in ground that is seasonally flooded.

Informations générales:
Tahina spectabilis is known only from this one locality in Analalava district, in the north-west of Madagascar.

Distribution:

Originaire de, Madagascar

Tahina spectabilis is known only from one locality in Analalava district, in the north-west of Madagascar. In the gently rolling hills and flatlands of the region, now dominated by anthropogenic grasslands, there is a small outcrop of 'tsingy', karst Tertiary limestone, running approximately north-south and about 250 m long, carrying a semi-natural vegetation. Altitude 9 m only.

Localisation: Madagascar (-14.750860°N, 47.431767°E)

Observations
La carte peut ne pas représenter précisément la répartition naturelle. (Les marqueurs indiquent les données observées).


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