Maxburretia furtadoana

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Figure 1. M. furtadoana


Distribution & Habitat:

Open limestone ridges near the Khao Sok National Park, Thailand.


An unusual clustering palm with trunks to 4 m that are densely covered with stiff, needle like remains of leaf sheaths.

Figure 1. M. furtadoana leaf sheath detail.

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,

(Figure 1 - from Palms & Cycads No. 62, Jan-Mar 1999).
Chalermchart Soorangura (Figure 2)

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