Howea forsteriana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Howea forsteriana
Species Authority: (C. Moore & F.Muell.) Becc.
Common Name(s):
English Kentia Palm, Thatch Palm

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Johnson, D.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A palm tree endemic to Lord Howe Island.
Australia (Lord Howe Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in lowland and submontane moist forest up to 300 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage Site. The seeds of wild trees are collected and germinated, and the seedlings are exported. The seed industry is strictly regulated.

Citation: Johnson, D. 1998. Howea forsteriana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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