Hydriastele cariosa

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Figure 1. H. cariosa



Gronophyllum cariosa

Common Names:

Gronophyllum sp. nova 'Filiawoi Yamu'


Moist rainforest of eastern PNG.


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.


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


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)

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