Hydriastele valida

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Figure 1. H. valida at Flecker gardens.


Distribution & Habitat:

An emergant palm of New Guinea rainforests.


A tall, slender, solitary palm with recurved leaves and long, thin, adaxially angled leaflets (similar to Howea belmoreana).


Prefers a sheletered position when young, but will tolerate full sun as it matures. Tropical in its requirements.

Figure 2. H. valida crown.
Figure 3. H. valida inflorescences.

Contributed by:

Michael Pascall (Figure 1,2&3)

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