Dransfieldia micrantha

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Figure 1. D. micrantha showing pink crownshaft


Common Names:

Mini Pink Lipstick

Distribution & Habitat:

Undergrowth forest of Papua New Guinea.


Small clustering palm with a pink crownshaft. Reddish new leaves.


Needs moist positions and shade although when in more light it generates more red colouring on the crownshaft.

Figure 2. D. micrantha

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow
(Text & Figure 1,2)

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