Drymophloeus subdistichus

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Figure 1. D. subdistichus with inflorescence, and infructescence.

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Distribution & Habitat:

It is endemic to the Soloman Islands, where it its found in low to medium elevation open rainforest.

Description:

A medium sized solitary palm to about 12m tall with a very straight, slender trunk and a long, thin pale gray-green crownshaft that is slightly dark at the top. It has a dense crown of strongly arching, pinnate leaves, that are V-shaped in cross section, and which have large, premorse bright green leaflets.

Culture:

Lightly shaded, moist, but well drained position. Tropical, but very fast growing. Looks best planted in groups.


Figure 2. D. subdistichus


Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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