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Tahina spectabilis
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Tahina spectabilis

Family: Arecaceae    Palmeras

Nombre común: Blessed Palm

Común Sinonimia:
Suicide palm

Fría zona de resistencia: 11     Ver el Reino Unido y los mapas de zona EE.UU.

Identificación:
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.

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

Distribución:

Originaria 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.

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

Observaciones
Mapa puede no representar la distribución natural completa. (Marcadores de, indican los datos de observación).


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