Bentinckia nicobarica

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Figure 2. B. nicobarica in habitat.


Common Names:

Bentinck Palm

Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgsearchdetails.php38450all" Threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest on the Nicobar Islands (which lie along the eastern edge of the Bay of Bengal).


Tall, slender, feather palm to about 15m. Very similar to Archontophoenix cunninghamiana, but with a longer crownshaft.


Fast growing palm for tropical lowland areas. Very cold-sensitive.

Figure 1. Young plant (2.5 years old) of B. nicobarica.

Contributed by:

Scott MacLean (Figure 1)
Rolf Kyburz,
(Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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