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Current Determination
Marojejya darianii J. Dransf. & N.W. Uhl Family: Arecaceae Determined By:
Collection Information
Collectors John Dransfield & et al.
Collector Team John Dransfield
et al.
Collection Number 6399
Collection Date 23 october 1986
Location Madagascar, Toamasina, Analanjirofo
Keywords Sahavary , ASR
Coordinate 15°26'00"S 049°48'00"E (-15.4333300, 49.8000000)
Elevation 40 m
Herbaria TAN
Description Solitary massive palm. Stem to 15 m tall, ca. 35 cm. Trunk eventually bare, with warty lumps, pale grey brown, very obscurely ringed. Crown of ca. 20 marcescent leaves. Leaf entire, spectacular when young, becoming tattered with age; leaf at base bright green, ca. 60 cm long, with two basals auricles; blade in mature individuals ca. 3.5 m long, in juveniles to 5 m; rachis covered in white indumentum abaxially, adaxially glabrous, leaf tip subpraemose. Infloresence hidden among the leaf bases, staminate or pistillate on same tree, peduncle 50 cm; peduncular bract and prophyll membranous. very young fruit pink, becoming green.
Locality Maroantsetra: Andranofotsy river, Sahavary, hills east of village, swamp at headwaters of Sahafotra river. Upland swamp forest in valley bottom, cleared area nearly encroaching on the population. Population ca. 50 individuals. Collected with D.N. Cooke, A. Rakotozafy, J.H. Beach, P. P. Lowry, G. Jean
Projects: Madagascar

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