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Adonidia maturbongsii (manjek)

Adonidia maturbongsii is a solitary palm recently discovered on Biak Island in Indonesia and considered to be Endangered.
Adonidia maturbongsii (manjek)

Adonidia maturbongsii

Species information

Scientific name: 

Adonidia maturbongsii W.J.Baker & Heatubun

Common name: 

manjek (Biak dialect)

Conservation status: 

Endangered (EN) according to IUCN Red List criteria.

Habitat: 

Lowland forest on limestone.

Key Uses: 

Local house construction.

Known hazards: 

None known.

Taxonomy

Subclass: 
Superorder: 
Lilianae
Order: 
Arecales
Family: 
Arecaceae
Genus: Adonidia

About this species

A solitary palm recently discovered on Biak Island in Indonesia, Adonidia maturbongsii is named in honour of Rudi Maturbongs (Universitas Negeri Papua), who collected the first herbarium specimens of the species, in recognition of his contributions to the study of palms in Biak.

Known locally as manjek, this palm was described by Kew scientist William Baker and Charlie Heatubun (Universitas Papua, Indonesia) in 2012.

Genus: 
Adonidia

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