Arenga listeri

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Figure 1. Emergant A. listeri on Christmas Island.

Contents

Synonymy:

Didymosperma sp.

Common Names:

The Christmas Island Palm

Distribution:

Christmas Island

Habitat:

Rainforest.

Description:

A solitary emergant palm, with silver undersides to the leaves, and very fibrous trunks

General:

Culture:

Probably warm, moist, but well drained position. Virtually unknown in cultivation, and rarely seen in good condition.


Figure 2. Underside of the leaves
Figure 3. A. listeri


Contributed by:

David Tanswell
(from Palms&Cycads No. 75) (Figures 1-3)

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