Nenga gajah

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Figure 1. E. gajah in Bogor Botanic Garden in Java Island, Indonesia.

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Common Names:

The word "Gajah" means "Elephant" in Indonesian language.

Distribution & Habitat:

This is native to low-land of Jambi province, Sumatra Island, Indonesia. Found in shading area along river bank, it may needed plenty of water.

Description:

It's solitaire approx. 2-3m in height with lot of fiber covering its short trunk. Leaves are simple feather shape, about 1.5-2.0m long, with copper-color new leaf.

Cultivation:

Shady, warm and moist.


Figure 2. N. gajah inflorescence.
Figure 3. N. gajah inflorescence.
Figure 4. N. gajah trunk.
Figure 5. N. gajah
Figure 6. N. gajah seed.


Contributed by:

Vasin Tangkaew (Figure 1,2,3,4,5&6)

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