Pinanga mirabilis Becc., Malesia 2: 126 (1886)

Primary tabs

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Distribution

Map uses TDWG level 3 distributions (http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/geogrphy.html)
Borneopresent (World Checklist of Arecaceae)A

Discussion

  • P. malaiana var. barramensis differs from P. mirabilis only in the dissection of the leaf blade; in the former it is irregularly pinnatisect, in the latter entire. In the field, as in the Lambir Hills National Park, populations occur with both entire- and pinnate-leaved individuals. P. malaiana var. barramensis is thus reduced to P. mirabilis which although closely related to P. malaiana var. malaiana I still consider to be distinct in its habit, leaf-costa orientation, rachillae, flowers and fruit. (J. Dransfield, Notes on Pinanga (Palmae) in Sarawak. 1991)B

Bibliography

A. World Checklist of Arecaceae
B. J. Dransfield, Notes on Pinanga (Palmae) in Sarawak. 1991