Medemia argun

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Sudan, Africa
Common names: Medemia palm; argun palm Conservation status: Endangered, once thought to be extinct; recently rediscovered by Martin Gibbon and Tobias Spanner (click here to read their story of the rediscovery of this fascinating palm)

Large adult in habitat in The Sudan

Fruits and seeds--representing the original source
of the introduction of this palm into cultivation

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Top and middle photos courtesy and copyright 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site. Bottom photo copyright 1998, Jody Haynes; photos taken at Tropical Research & Education Center, Homestead, FL.

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