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New Caledonian rainforest on a variety of soils.
An emergant palm to 15 m tall, a prominantely ringed, glossy green trunk to 15 cm diameter. It has a neat crown of glossy green, pinnate leaves, to about 2.4 m long.
This palm has proved rather easy to grow in South Queensland, much more so than its sibling B. viellardii. As a seedling it requires shade and ample amounts of water, but it can quickly adapt to full sun position. It is also rather cold tolerant.
Rolf Kyburz, (Figures 1,2&3)
John Lyle (Figures 4-6).