Heterospathe longipes (2)
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The Fijian Islands of Taveuni (the main population), and Vanu Levu.
On steep slopes in very wet rainforest (@10m of rain per year).
A small solitary feather palm, to about 4m high, creamy white fowers, and bright crimson seeds.
Very closely related to Cyphosperma.
Warm, sheltered and moist. Very tropical in its requirements.
John Dowe (Figure 1)
Palms of the South-West Pacific)
(from Palms&Cycads No. 70) (Figure 2)