Satakentia liukiuensis

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Mt. Cootha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane.Figure 1. S. liukiuensis

Contents

Synonymy:

Unknown

Common Names:

Satake Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest on Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

Description:

An attractive, medium sized, solitary feather palm, to about 10m tall, and similar in appearance to the coconut palm
.

General:

Not often seen, but becoming more popular.

Culture:

A sunny, moist, well drained position. Frost tolerant. Slow growing.


Figure 2. A very fine stand of mature S. liukiuensis.


Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)
Ken Johnson (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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