Adonidia merrillii (Becc.) Becc.
Christmas Palm,Manila Palm [W]
Adonidia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the Arecaceae family. It consists of one species, the Manila Palm (Adonidia merrillii, synonyms: Normanbya merrillii Becc. and Veitchia merrillii(Becc.) H.E.Moore). It is commonly known as the "Christmas Palm" because its fruits become bright scarlet and tend to be that color in winter. This palm is typically fairly small and slender, normally attaining 15-25 feet in height but has attained 36 feet grown in greenhouse conditions.
Some palms sold in retail outlets as "adonidia" are in fact Alexander palms, which are similar but even thinner.
It is found naturally growing only in the Philippines. It is threatened by habitat loss.
On the other hand, it is widely planted in cultivation and grows well in tropical locations such ... ...Read More
Philipp. J. Sci. 14: 329 (1919)
Haiti, Caribbean, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Windward Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Philippines, Borneo
Normanbya merrillii Becc.
Veitchia merrillii (Becc.) H.E.Moore
Cold Hardiness Zone (USDA) 10a
BIBLIOGRAPHY & SOURCES
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[A] Palmweb - Palms of the World Online - http://www.palmweb.org
[C] WCSP 2013. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/ Retrieved 2011 onwards
[N] The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
[W] Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adonidia
The World Checklist of Monocotyledons: http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/home.do
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
IUCN Red List: http://discover.iucnredlist.org