532.000 Rhapis L.f. ex Aiton

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Palms, form dense clumps; stem slender enclosed in a fibrous network. Leaves palmate, placed along the stem; midrib absent, palmately segmented nearly to base; induplicate; leaflets blunt-tipped, several ribbed, margin toothed. Inflorescence axillary, small. Flowers calyx tri-lobed; petals connate. Fruit berries, 1-3 per flower, small. Seeds 1, thin, stony.

Worldwide: 12 species in Japan, China and SE Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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excelsa (Thunb.) Henry

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhapis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rhapis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rhapis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rhapis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Rhapis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhapis
JSTOR Plant Science: Rhapis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rhapis
Plants of the World Online: Rhapis
Tropicos: Rhapis
Wikipedia: Rhapis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rhapis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2072, retrieved 5 June 2023

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