Calyptrocalyx pachystachys

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Figure 1. C. pachystachysshowing the remains of a new leaf.


Distribution & Habitat:

A rainforest plant of New Guinea.


A small, solitary palm with a thin, canelike stem to about 1.8m tall that has a small crown of glossy green leaves with elliptic leaflets that have a finely drawn out tip. It has red to maroon new leaves.


Warm, sheltered and moist. Tropical/warm sub-tropical.

Figure 2. C. pachystachysseedling
Figure 3. C. pachystachys 'briauu' new leaf.
Figure 4. C. pachystachys 'briauu' new leaf.

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1,2,3&4)

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