Physokentia thurstonii

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Figure 1. P. thurstonii crown.


Conservation Status:

[[www.iucnredlist.orgdetails38635" Near threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

This species is found on Vanua Levu and Taveuni Islands (Fiji) from 300 to 800 meters elevation.


Supported by occasionally branching stilt roots this palm grows to 7 meters with a green trunk banded with prominent leaf base scars and an olive green crownshaft. Fronds number 8 to 10 with board bright green leaflets. Fruits are round and up to 2.5 cm across and blackish when ripe.


This palm is not known in cultivation but may do well in subtropical to temperate regions that do not experience frost. It will also require a lot of water and filtered light.

Figure 2. P. thurstonii trunk.
Figure 3. P. thurstonii stilt roots.

Contributed by:

Jim Valentine (Text & Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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