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Taxon: Phoenix paludosa Roxb.

Genus: Phoenix
Family: Arecaceae (alt. Palmae) subfamily: Coryphoideae tribe: Phoeniceae
Nomen number: 28051
Place of publication: Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 3:789, t. 1193. 1832
Name verified on: 02-Jul-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Oct-1999
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • mangrove date palm   (Source: R. Kruger, p.c.) – English

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Gene sources: poor-soil tolerance for date   (fide R. Krueger, pers. comm.)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of date   (based on its Asian lineage distant to the "Phoenix dactylifera clade" fide Acta Hort 994:22, 23, 34. 2013)

Distributional range:

    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Orissa, West Bengal
    North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia - Sumatra [n.]; Malaysia [Malaya]

  • also cultivated


  • Ballardini, M. et al. 2013. The chloroplast DNA locus psbZ-trnfM as a potential barcode marker in Phoenix L. (Arecaceae). ZooKeys 365:71–82.
  • Barrow, S. C. 1998. A monograph of Phoenix L. (Palmae: Coryphoideae). Kew Bull. 53:531.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1969. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 8:24.
  • Hooker, J. D. 1872–1897. Flora of British India.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Krueger, R. 1994. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Moore, H. E., Jr. 1963. An annotated checklist of cultivated palms. Principes 7:157.
  • Pintaud, J.-C. et al. 2013. Biogeography of the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L., Arecaceae): Insights on the origin and on the structure of modern diversity. Acta Hort. 994:19–38.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Whitmore, T. C. 1973. Palms of Malaya. 86–87.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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