Cyphokentia macrostachya

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Figure 1. C. macrostachya in habitat, New Caledonia.


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest on La Grande-Terre, New Caledonia.


Attractive, medium to large emergant palm (to about 15m), with severely recurved leaves, and a powdery, white crownshaft.


Very rarely seen in cultivation. Very slow growing.

Contributed by:

John Lyle (Figure 1)

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