Borassodendron machadonis

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Figure 1. B. machadonis at the Singapore Botanical Gardens.


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest in Southern Thailand and northern penisular Malaysia.


A tall, solitary fan palm with very deeply split, dark green, glossy leaves. The petioles have extremely sharp edges which will give a very deep cut if you run your finger down them.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position.

Figure 2. B. machadonis showing the deeply split leaves.
Figure 3. Looking into the crown, at several inflorescences.
Figure 4. Close-up of the inflorescence.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1,2,3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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