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Genus: Raphia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales > Family: Arecaceae

About 28 species, native to tropical Africa and Madagascar and also one species native to South America. Two species are native to southern Africa: Raphia australis (Kosi palm) and Raphia farinifera (Raffia palm).

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Raphia australis (Kosi palm)

 

Raphia farinifera (Raffia palm)

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

References

  • Palgrave, K.C. and Palgrave, M.C. 2002. Trees of Southern Africa. 3rd Edition. Struik Publishers, Cape Town.

 


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