Chelyocarpus dianeurus

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Figure 1. C. dianareus leaf.

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Common Names:

Noli palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Columbian rainforest

Description:

The Noli palm (Chelyocarpus dianeurus) is a beautiful palm with ornamental potential. It grows to 15 meters tall and has large rounded leaves up to 2 meters in diameter with a white underside.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist. Probably rather tropical in its requirements.


San Juan river mouth in the border of Choco and Valle in Colombia.


Contributed by:

Michael Calonje (Text and Figure 1,2)

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Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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