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Palmae: Veitchia filifera

A.C. Smith 25th Nov 1947

A.C. Smith 25th Nov 1947


Veitchia filifera (H.A. Wendl.) H.E. Moore

Original Distribution

Fiji, Vanua Levu


Mathuata: seanggangga plateau, in drainage of korovuli river, vicinity of Natua; alt. 100-200m; patches of forest in open rolling country

Extinction Data

IUCN 1997 Extinct


Trunk to 10m High and about 20cm diam, fronds in a dense crown, about 4m long. the base expanded into a long sheath surrounding the trunk

Number of Specimens at Kew


Specimen Type (Y/N)


Kew Herbcat Barcode Number

K00030346, K00030345


A.C. Smith

Collector Number


Date Collected

25th November 1947

Other Information

Several Specimens typed

Information Sources

Smith, A.C. (1979). Flora Vitiensis: a new flora of Fiji. Pacific Tropical Botanic Gradens, Hawaii.Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds.) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.