Hyophorbe lagenicaulis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
Species Authority: (L.H.Bailey) H.E.Moore
Common Name(s):
English Bottle Palm
French Palmiste gargoulette

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Page, W.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Round Island. Fewer than 10 mature trees remain in the wild.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A palm tree with a bottle-shaped bole, confined to lowland palm savannah.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Regeneration is sporadic in situ.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Regeneration is increasing since rabbits and goats were eradicated from the island. The island is a managed reserve.

Bibliography [top]

Johnson, D. et al. 1997. Completed data collection forms for palms.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Page, W. 1998. Hyophorbe lagenicaulis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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