Calyptrocalyx micholitzii

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

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Common Names:

Micholitz's Palm

Conservation Status:

Unknown

Distribution & Habitat:

New Guinea rainforests, at around 1000 metres altitude.

Description:

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.

Culture:

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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