Borassodendron borneense

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Figure 1. B. borneense growing in a pepper field in Sarawak.




Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Borneo rainforest


A tall, solitary fan palm with very deeply split, dark green, glossy leaves. The leaf undersides are a distinctive whitish colour.


Lightly shaded, moist, but well drained position.

Figure 2. B. borneense, Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak.
Figure 3. Showing the undersides of the leaves.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1,2&3)

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