Hydriastele kasesa

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Figure 1. H. kasesa

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Synonymy:

Unknown

Common Names:

Unknown

Distribution:

Northern Australia to New Guinea

Habitat:

Rainforest

Description:

An attractive medium sized palm, to about 12m tall, either solitary or with small number of stems in clump. Crown has up to 12 arching leaves. Stems get a very attractive purple spotting, and fruit clusters are a showy red.

General:

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist. Requires moist, tropical conditions.


Figure 2. H. kasesa showing the attractive stem colouring.
Figure 3. H. kasesa inflorescence.


Contributed by:

Robert Wilson (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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