Drymophloeus oliviformis

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Figure 1. D. oliviformis infructescence


Distribution & Habitat:

Native to forests of New Guinea and the Moluccas.


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.


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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