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Tahina spectabilis
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Tahina spectabilis

Family: Arecaceae    Palmeira

Nome Comum: Blessed Palm

Comum Sinonímia:
Suicide palm

Fria Resistência Zona: 11     Ver o Reino Unido e os mapas zona EUA

Identificação:
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.

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

Distribuição:

Nativo para, 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.

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

Observações
Mapa não pode representar a distribuição completa natural. (Marcadores, indicam dados de observação).


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