Bentinckia condapanna

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Figure 2. Young B. condapanna

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Common Names:

Lord Bentinck's Palm

Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgsearchdetails.php38449all" Threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

Endemic to slopes in moist evergreen hill forest in the southern Western Ghats, southern India.

Description:

A medium sized solitary pinnate palm to about 10m with a sparse crown of arching fronds.

General:

This palm was named in the honor of Lord William Gavendish Bentick (Governor of Madras, India 1803-1807).

This was once a common palm but has been reduced to rarity by land clearing, as well as being eaten by elaphants, which like the palm's cabbage.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position.


Figure 1. B. condapanna adult plant.
Figure 3. B. condapanna infructescence


Contributed by:

Sundaram R. (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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