Clinostigma gronophyllum

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Figure 1. A very young C. gronophyllum.


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforests of Guadalcanal.


A very large, stilt rooted emergent palm, with arching leaves, and erect leaflets.


Warm, sheltered, and moist. Very tropical (The plant in Figure 1 was already showing signs of cold damage, yet the temperature at the time hadn't yet gone below 10°C (50°F)).

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)

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