Basselinia eriostachys

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Figure 1. B. eriostachys inflorescence


Common Names:

Distribution & Habitat:

This is an under-story plant of New Caledonia, from the north-east of Grande Terre (Touho - Ignambi) at between 800m to 1600m elevation.


It is a small, elegant clustering palm with 5-8 stems. Very similar in appearance to B. gracilis.


A warm sheltered position with moist, but well drained soil.

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figure 1)

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