Maxburretia rupicola

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rupicola (roo-pih-KOH-lah)
Bukit Anak Takun, Selangor, Malaysia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Maxburretia
rupicola (roo-pih-KOH-lah)
Old name Livistona rupicola
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Thailand, and Malaysia. Malay Peninsula: Selangor.

Bukit Anak Takun, Selangor, Malaysia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.


Palm small, acaulescent, solitary (always ?), dioecious. Petiole metralis, semiteres, unarmed, posterior dome flat, untrinsecus gaunt, almost at the apex in the ribs, the base fibrous sheath, brownish - black, liguliforme, 10-20 cm. long and stalks clasping, in old age, the fibers remain independent" leaves 50-60 .. long, flabelliform, 1/3 of the little circle, under white, base cuneate, apex in skirts acute 12-18 cm. long, or 30-35 cm, 2 unicostulatas. broad, apex of a split, or fewer, broader, 2-4 costufatas tip that so many How much faith row. BROWN unisexualis, 45-60 cm. long, male, female, longer, in the 4-6 inforescentias partial pubescent, the male to female ramosiores, divided. SLICE brown, glabrous, strongly striated, acute, or acuminate, sometimes split. Flowers solitary, rarely 2-3 mass, spirally arranged; 2-5 mm in Male. long, linear obovate - oblong, 0-8-1 mm. thick, oblong - ovate, somewhat smaller males. Calyx about 0.8 mm. long; Sepals imhricata, ovate and pointed, wrinkled. Calyx corolla triple longer; petala striped imbricate. 6 stamens, petals little shorter, epipetala, filaments subulate, anthers cordate. Staminodia petals very small, 6. Ca1pella 3, very ventricose, fusiform, densely sericeous, 1-3 produce it, each one of in the style of the conical free greenhorn suddenly contracted; punctiforme stigma. Carpellodia minutes, glabrous. fruit youth was seen only specimen, erect, oblong - obovate; seed raising, white equality intrusion integumentali short, not having seen the embryo; stylare track or a little tip eccentric. (Gardens Bulletin, S.S. Vol. XI. (1941. (From the Latin) Editing by edric.


Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

This is a dioecious genus.

Etymology: Genus name honors Max Burret (1883-1964), German botanist.

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).

Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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