Cyphokentia cerifera

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Figure 1. Crownshaft of a young C. cerifera.



Basselinia glabrata
Moratia cerifera


Moist rainforest of north-east La Grande-Terre, New Caledonia. Most common on the eastern slopes of Mt. Panie between 400 and 1,600m.


A tall palm to 20m with a prominantly ringed, brown trunk. Crownshaft is orange, with a thick white, waxy cover.


Closely related to Cyphokentia.


Moist, protected situation when small, becoming more sun tolerant as the plant grows.

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John Lyle

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