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

Other sources of information about Rhapis:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rhapis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rhapis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rhapis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rhapis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rhapis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Rhapis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rhapis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2072, retrieved 13 August 2020

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