Cyrtostachys elegans

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in the Bewani Mountains, PNG.


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

New Guinea rainforest.


A medium sized clumping palm, to about 6m, with a very prominant green crownshaft.


Not as spcatcular as its brother, the Lipstick Palm, C. renda, however, none the less, a very attractive, underutilised palm for the tropics.


Like all Cyrtostachys, this one is very cold sensitive.

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,
(Figure 1)

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