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Rhapidophyllum H. Wendland & Drude. Subfamily: Coryphoideae. Tribe: Livistoneae. Subtribe: Rhapidinae. Needle Palm.

A monotypic genus, a shrub of se. North America (Henderson, Galeano, & Bernal 1995). The closest relatives to Rhapidophyllum are apparently Maxburretia of se. Asia and Chamaerops of the Mediterranean Basin (Bacon et al. 2012).

Ref: Clancy & Sullivan (1990); Dransfield & Uhl In Kubitzki (1998b); Dransfield et al. (2008); Henderson, Galeano, & Bernal (1995); Zona (1997); Zona (2000) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2000). Show full citations.

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