Heterospathe longipes (2)

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Figure 1. A. longipes in habitat, north-east Teveuni, Fiji.

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Synonymy:

Unknown

Common Names:

Unknown

Distribution:

The Fijian Islands of Taveuni (the main population), and Vanu Levu.

Habitat:

On steep slopes in very wet rainforest (@10m of rain per year).

Description:

A small solitary feather palm, to about 4m high, creamy white fowers, and bright crimson seeds.

General:

Very closely related to Cyphosperma.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist. Very tropical in its requirements.


Figure 2. A. longipes


Contributed by:

John Dowe (Figure 1)
(from
Palms of the South-West Pacific)
George Bennet
(from Palms&Cycads No. 70) (Figure 2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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