Hydriastele cariosa

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Figure 1. H. cariosa

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Synonymy:

Gronophyllum cariosa

Common Names:

Gronophyllum sp. nova 'Filiawoi Yamu'

Habitat:

Moist rainforest of eastern PNG.

Description:

One of the most attractive of the very attractve Hydriastele, this is a solitary species with large, leathery, undivided, dark green leaves, growing up to about 2m tall.

General:

The leaves of this plant are used as dinner plates by the natives.

Culture:

Warm, shady, moist, well drained position. Tropical in its requirements.


Figure 2. H. cariosa
Figure 3. H. cariosa
Bewani Range, West Sepik, PNG.
Figure 5. H. cariosa in habitat.


Contributed by:

Michael Pascall (Figure 1,2&3)
Rolf Kyburz,
(Figure 4&5)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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