Borassus heineanus

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Figure 1. B. heineanus leaf


Conservation Status:

Quite rare in habitat.

Distribution & Habitat:

Papua New Guinea rainforest.


A very large solitary palmate palm, up to 20m tall, with bluish/green deeply cut leaves up tp 3.2m across. The petioles have very sharp edges which can give a nasty cut to the unwary.


Sunny, moist, rich soil. Tropical in its requirements.

Figure 2. B. heineanus leaf bases

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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