Balaka sp Bulitavu
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This palm is considered Critically Endangered.
Distribution & Habitat:
Endemic to Vanua Levu, Fiji. It is only known in one location on Vanua Levu in the rainforest in a high rainfall area between 300 to 400 meters altitude.
A similar palm to B. seemannii but with much larger fruits and slightly shorter fronds. Seeds are orange when ripe and 4-5 cm long.
This palm is unknown in cultivation but would require tropical conditions and a lot of water and filtered light.
Jim Valentine (Text & Figure 1,2&3)
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