Balaka longirostris

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Figure 1. B. longirostris in habitat.


Distribution & Habitat:

Endemic to the Fijian island of Viti Levu where it is found in a variety of forest types, from lowland to submontane elevations.


A medium sized, solitary palm with a tall thin trunk,and caryotoid leaves.


Warm sheltered and moist. Tropical requirements.

Figure 2. B. longirostris in habitat.
Figure 2. B. longirostris leaf detail.

Contributed by:

Jim Valentine (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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