Arenga hookeriana

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Figure 1. Potted plant in California.



Didymosperma hookerianum

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Malayasian and Thailand rainforest.


A very attractive, small clumping palm to about 0.75m high, with large notched, paddle shaped leaves, dark green above, and silvery below.


A very popular plant among palm collectors, because of its large, undivided leaves.


Sheltered, shady and moist, through to the sub-tropics.

Figure 2. Leaf close-up, in Thailand.
Figure 3. Nice clump in Thailand.

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,

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