A revision of the genus Scleroperma (Aracaceae)

J.L.C.H. van Valkenburg, T. Sunderland, T.L.P. Couvreur

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Abstract

Summary A taxonomic revision of the palm genus Sclerosperma (Arecaceae) is presented. Three species are recognised: S. mannii H. Wendl., which is relatively widespread from Liberia to the Democratic Republic of Congo; S. walkeri A. Chev., which is apparently confined to the interior of Gabon and a band along the Congo River; and S. profiziana, a new species previously considered conspecific to S. mannii that is found in southwest Ghana, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. The taxonomic history, morphology, distribution and conservation status of the genus and each species are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-86
JournalKew Bulletin
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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van Valkenburg, J. L. C. H., Sunderland, T., & Couvreur, T. L. P. (2008). A revision of the genus Scleroperma (Aracaceae). Kew Bulletin, 63(1), 75-86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-007-9002-x