Siebert, S.J., Zobolo, A.M., and Dowe, J.L. (2010) Arecaceae. Bothalia, 40 (1). pp. 55-57.

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[Extract] The aim of this paper is to report on the first palm to have become semi-naturalized in South Africa, namely Livistona chinensis (Jacq.) R.Br. ex Mart. This palm is also considered as naturalized in some parts of the United States of America (Butts 1959; Oppenheimer 2003) and Mauritius (Maunder et al. 2002). The palm was introduced to South Africa as an ornamental during the early 1900s and has hitherto been widely planted throughout the eastern coastal regions of South Africa due to its availability, vigour and hardiness (Esterhuyse et al. 2001).

Item ID: 15476
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0006-8241
Keywords: Livistona chinensis, palms
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 02:06
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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