Chambeyronia macrocarpa var hookerii

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Figure 1. C. hookerii

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Synonymy:

This plant is correctly known as C. macrocarpa hookerii form, but it is often sold as C. hookerii

Common Names:

hookerii form of C. macrocarpa

Habitat:

New Caledonian rainforest.

Description:

C. hookerii has a reliable red/bronze new leaf, turning to light green with purple petiole, rachis and lamina(veins) - and with the white/yellow crown.

General:

In Queensland the white/yellow form is sold as C. hookerii which is not a true species, but it does appear to be a useful sub-classification name since the plants are of a uniform colouring.

Culture:

This plant prefers a slightly shady position, in contrast to the ordinary C. macrocarpa, which is a full sun lover. It also likes lots of water, and doesn't mind slightly wet feet.


Figure 2. Close-up of the new leaf


Contributed by:

Greg Smith,
Palms for Brisbane (Figure 1).
Daryl O'Connor, (Figure 2).

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