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Drymophloeus beguinii (Burret) H.E.Moore
Gentes Herb. 8: 304 (1953)

Accepted Scientific Name: Drymophloeus litigiosus (Becc.) H.E.Moore
Principes 13: 76 (1969)

Drymophloeus beguinii Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Leaves at Home Depot Nursery Kahului, Maui, Hawaii (USA). January 17, 2008.


See all synonyms of Drymophloeus litigiosus
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Drymophloeus litigiosus (Becc.) H.E.Moore
Principes 13: 76 (1969)
Synonymy: 21

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Beguine palm, Drymophloeus palm
PORTUGUESE (Português): Palmeira-banana

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Drymophloeus litigiosus group

  • Drymophloeus beguinii (Burret) H.E.Moore: is very similar to D. litigiosus (if not the same) and it is hard to tell apart one from the others, the “beguinii” variety is invalid and nowadays considered as a synonym.
  • Drymophloeus litigiosus (Becc.) H.E.Moore: up to 5 m tall, variable in terms of leaf size, width and texture. Leaves pinnate, leaflets broad, dark green, with premorse tips. Distribution: Maluku, New Guinea.

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