Calyptrocalyx forbesii

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Figure 1. A very attractive C. forbesii.


Distribution & Habitat:

New Guinea Rainforest


A small, attractive understory palm, with pinnate leaves, and evenly spaced leaflets. The new leaf can be quite red.


Prefers a warm, sheltered and moist position, but it is one of the more cold tolerant of the Calytrocalyx.

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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