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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Arecales

Familia: Arecaceae
Subfamilia: Arecoideae
Tribus: Areceae
Subtribus: Dypsidinae
Genus: Lemurophoenix
Species: L. halleuxii – L. laevis

Lemurophoenix J.Dransf., Kew Bull. 46: 61. (1991)

Type species: Lemurophoenix halleuxii J.Dransf., Kew Bull. 46: 62. (1991)


Dransfield, J. 1991. Kew Bulletin 46(1): 61.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Lemurophoenix in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Oct. 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Lemurophoenix. Published online. Accessed: Oct 13 2015. 2015. Lemurophoenix. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 13 Oct. 2015.

Lemurophoenix halleuxii is a species of palm tree, the only species in the genus Lemurophoenix. It is found only in Madagascar. It is threatened by habitat loss and overcollection. There are perhaps 300 mature individuals remaining in the wild.[1]
Range and habitat

Lemurophoenix halleuxii is endemic to the Antongil Bay area northeastern Madagascar, including the Masoala Peninsula and Mananara Avaratra. There are three known subpopulations. The largest is in the Ratanabe area, and there is another in Masoala National Park on the Masoala Peninsula. The species' estimated extent of occurrence is 1,729 km2 and its estimated area of occupancy is 31 km2.[1]

It grows in primary humid evergreen lowland forest on steep slopes and in deep narrow valleys, generally between 200 and 450 meters elevation, and occasionally as high as 700 meters.[1]
Conservation and threats

The species is threatened with habitat loss outside of designated protected areas. The species' conservation status is assessed as endangered, given its restricted range, its small population size, loss of habitat, and declining population size.[1]

Rakotoarinivo, M.; Dransfield, J. (2012). "Lemurophoenix halleuxii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T38592A2880539. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T38592A2880539.en. Retrieved 24 September 2022.
Dransfield, J. (1991). "Lemurophoenix (Palmae: Arecoideae), a new genus from Madagascar". Kew Bulletin. 46 (1): 61–68. doi:10.2307/4110742. JSTOR 4110742.

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