Calyptrocalyx multifidus

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Figure 1. C. multifidus with a red new leaf.


Common Names:

Vernacular name 'Puah'

Distribution & Habitat:

Grows in rainforest 0-500m altitude. Indonesia, Papua; Sorong and Manokwari divisions.


Small clumping palm, with evenly pinnate leaves, and a red emergant leaf.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 2. C. multifidus
Figure 3. C. multifidus

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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