Orania palindan

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Figure 1. O. palindan at Bogor Botanical Garden.

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Distribution & Habitat:

Philippine forest.

Description:

A solitary, pinnate palm to about 8 metres (25 feet) tall. It has an attractive ringed trunk and upright leaves with drooping leaflets. Somewhat similar in appearance to Howea forsteriana (the Kentia palm).

Cultivation:

This plant is poisonous, especially the seeds. Use gloves when cleaning the fruit, and wash your hands afterwards.

Cultivation:

Likes a sunny, well drained position.


Figure 2. O. palindan with infructescence.


Contributed by:

Paul Denton (Figure 1&2)

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