Adonidia maturbongsii (manjek)
Adonidia maturbongsii W.J.Baker & Heatubun
manjek (Biak dialect)
Endangered (EN) according to IUCN Red List criteria.
Lowland forest on limestone.
Local house construction.
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.