Corypha lecomtei

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Distribution & Habitat:

Vietnam and Thailand


A very large fan palm fan, although not as large as C. umbraculifera


Not much is known about this palm, apart from that its on the endangered list of Vietnamese plants, and that its unfurled leaves are used to write on in its native Vietnam.


Sunny, moist, but well drained. Give it lots of space.

Figure 1. A terminal inflorescense.

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,
(from Palms & Cycads No. 62, Jan-Mar 1999).

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