Sorting Raphia names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Raphia australis Oberm. & Strey

ENGLISH : Kosi palm, Raphia palm, Kosi raphia palm.

FRENCH : Raphia d'Afrique du sud.

Raphia farinifera (Gaertn.) Hyl.

SYNONYM(S) : Raphia pedunculata P. Beauv. , Raphia ruffia (Jacq.) Mart. , Sagus farinifera Gaertn. , Sagus ruffia Jacq.

CHINESE : La jiu zong.

DANISH : Raffiapalme.

ENGLISH : Madagascar raffia palm, East African wine palm, Raffia palm, Raffia (fiberous string).

FRENCH : Palmier à raphia, Palmier de Mayotte, Raphia (fiber), Raphia commun.

GERMAN : Bastpalme, Raffiapalme, Raffiaweinpalme.

ITALIAN : Raffia, Palma raffia.

JAPANESE : Rafia yashi.

SPANISH : Rafia.

Raphia gaertneri G. Mann & H. Wendl. -> Raphia vinifera P. Beauv.

Raphia hookeri G. Mann & H. Wendl.

ENGLISH : Ivory Coast raffia palm, Wine palm.

FRENCH : Palmier à vin de la Côte d'Ivoire.

Raphia laurentii De Wild.

FRENCH : Raphia cultivé du Zaïre.

Raphia longiflora G. Mann & H. Wendl.

CHINESE : Chang hua la jiu zong.

ENGLISH : Long-flowered raffia palm.

Raphia pedunculata P. Beauv. -> Raphia farinifera (Gaertn.) Hyl.

Raphia ruffia (Jacq.) Mart. -> Raphia farinifera (Gaertn.) Hyl.

Raphia sudanica A. Chev.

ENGLISH : Ivory Coast wine palm.

FRENCH : Palmier à vin de la Côte d'Ivoire.

Raphia taedigera (Mart.) Mart.

SYNONYM(S) : Sagus taedigera Mart.

ENGLISH : Pinecone palm, Yolillo palm.

FRENCH : Raphia d'Amazonie, Raphia du Brésil.

Raphia vinifera P. Beauv.

SYNONYM(S) : Raphia gaertneri G. Mann & H. Wendl.

DANISH : Vinpalme.

DUTCH : Wijnpalm.

ENGLISH : African bamboo palm, African wine palm, Bamboo palm, Wine palm.

FRENCH : Palmier à vin, Palmier bambou.

GERMAN : Echte Weinpalme.

ITALIAN : Raffia vinifera.

PORTUGUESE : Jupaty (Brazil).


General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < > (Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Latin with authority names)

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

P. C. S. F. 1998 - 2001, Palm & Cycad Societies of Florida, Inc. Photo gallery of palms, Virtual Palm Encyclopedia (with botanical name - no authority name and English common names). < > .

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (24 December 2001).

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


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