Pinanga aristata

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Figure 2. P. aristata mature leaf.

Contents

Synonymy:

Psuedopinanga aristata

Distribution & Habitat:

Borneo rainforest.

Description:

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.

General:

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

Culture:

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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