Drymophloeus oliviformis

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Figure 1. D. oliviformis infructescence

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Distribution & Habitat:

Native to forests of New Guinea and the Moluccas.

Description:

It is a small-medium sized palm with a slim solitary trunk and broad wedge shaped leaflets. The flesh of the red mature fruits irritates the skin.

Culture:

In cultivation it requires shade and good drainage and needs to be well watered. Requires tropical or warm sub-tropical conditions.


Figure 2. D. oliviformis leaf close-up


Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1&2)

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Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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