Drymophloeus subdistichus

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Figure 1. D. subdistichus with inflorescence, and infructescence.


Distribution & Habitat:

It is endemic to the Soloman Islands, where it its found in low to medium elevation open rainforest.


A medium sized solitary palm to about 12m tall with a very straight, slender trunk and a long, thin pale gray-green crownshaft that is slightly dark at the top. It has a dense crown of strongly arching, pinnate leaves, that are V-shaped in cross section, and which have large, premorse bright green leaflets.


Lightly shaded, moist, but well drained position. Tropical, but very fast growing. Looks best planted in groups.

Figure 2. D. subdistichus

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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