Pinanga aristata

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Figure 2. P. aristata mature leaf.



Psuedopinanga aristata

Distribution & Habitat:

Borneo rainforest.


Small, mottled leaved palm, usually pinnate, however, there is a form with simple leaves. Altho a clumping palm, it is usually single stemmed, with small basal suckers. New leaves have a distinctive reddish or purplish tinge.


Rarely seen in cultivation, which is a shame, since its a very attractive palm.


Warm, sheltered, and moist.

Figure 1. P. aristata new leaf.
Figure 3. P. aristata in habitat, Stone Park Camp, central Sarawak, Borneo.
Figure 4. P. aristata
Figure 5. P. aristata

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1,2,3,4&5)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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