Borassodendron machadonis

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Figure 1. B. machadonis at the Singapore Botanical Gardens.

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Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest in Southern Thailand and northern penisular Malaysia.

Description:

A tall, solitary fan palm with very deeply split, dark green, glossy leaves. The petioles have extremely sharp edges which will give a very deep cut if you run your finger down them.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position.


Figure 2. B. machadonis showing the deeply split leaves.
Figure 3. Looking into the crown, at several inflorescences.
Figure 4. Close-up of the inflorescence.


Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1,2,3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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