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Raphia australis

Image of Raphia tree
Common names: Kosi palm (Eng. & Afr.); umVuma (Zulu); iMali (Ronga)
Family: Arecaceae

... in nature, they are mainly dispersed by palm-nut vultures. Raphia These palms are dramatic accents in parks and large ... and Kosi Bay trees were the southernmost populations of Raphia vinifera Beauv., a West African species. There are about 20 species of Raphia , mainly from tropical Africa and Madagascar; one ...

12 / 07 / 2004 | Hugh Glen | KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium
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