Pholidocarpus sumatranus

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Figure 2. P. sumatranus.


Distribution & Habitat:

Widely distributed throughout western Sumatra.


A tall, solitary fan palm to about 15 metres (45 feet) in height, petioles up to 3 metres (9 feet) long which have yellow stripes going down their length. It has large corky fruit, about the size of a tennis ball.


Moist, sunny position. Tropical requirements.

the capital city of South Sumatra province
Figure 3. P. sumatranus
Figure 4. P. sumatranus
Figure 5. P. sumatranus leaf base.
Figure 6. P. sumatranus fruit.
Figure 7. P. sumatranus
Figure 8. P. sumatranus

Contributed by:

Vasin Tangkaew (Figure 1,2,3,4,5,6,7&8)

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