Johannesteijsmannia perakensis

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Figure 1. J. perakensis in habitat, near Ipoh.




Common Names:

Joey on a Stick.


Central Malaysian rainforest. Only known from the Ipoh area.


This is the only species of Joey to develop a trunk, and it gets to about 4m high. The leaves are very similar to those of J. altifrons, but are more widely spread.


Rarely seen in cultivation.


As for J. magnifica.

Figure 2. J. perakensis
Figure 3. Looking into the leaves.
Figure 4. Phillip Arrowsmith with a J. perakensis.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1,2,3&4)

External Links:

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