Calyptrocalyx albertisianus

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Figure 1. C. albertisianus spectacular new red leaf.


Common Names:

Sunset Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

New Guinea lowland rainforest.


A small to medium sized, solitary pinnate palm to about 3m tall, which has a spectacular new red leaf.


Warm, sheltered and moist. Likes very high humidity.

Figure 2. C. albertisianus

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)
Dean Ouer (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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