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Distribution & Habitat:
Humid lowland rainforest of Irian Jaya and Papua New Guinea.
A small, very attractive, understory palm with deeply notched, leathery leaves, which have a distinctive whitish underside.
Warm, sheltered and moist. Requires tropical conditions.
S. leucophylla in habitat, New Guinea
Rolf Kyburz (Figure 1,4&5)
Colin Wilson (Figure 2&3)