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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.
Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1&2)