Calyptrocalyx micholitzii

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Figure 1. C. micholitzii showing the mottling on the leaves


Common Names:

Micholitz's Palm

Conservation Status:


Distribution & Habitat:

New Guinea rainforests, at around 1000 metres altitude.


A very attractive, small solitary palm that only gets to about 60cm high. The canelike stem has a few small, undivided leaves that are maroon when young and are often attractively mottled.


Warm, sheltered, and moist, altho it is quite cold tolerant because of the altitude at which it is found.

Contributed by:

Christian Faulkner,
(Faulkners Palms (Figure 1).

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