Pinanga coronata

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Figure 1. A nice new leaf on P. coronata.



P. kuhlii

Common Names:

Ivory Cane Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest on Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi.


A very attractive, medium sized, clumping palm, to about 8m tall, with light mottling on the leaves.


Previously split into 2 species, (P. kuhli being the other), it is now thought to be just a highly variable single species. P. kuhli is the form found in the lower elevations, whilst P. coronata is found at higher altitudes.


Warm, sheltered, and moist. Relatively common, and easy to grow.

Figure 2. P. coronata
Figure 3. P. coronata in habitat, near Bukittingii, Sumatra.
Figure 4. P. coronata
Figure 5. P. coronata inflorescence

Contributed by:

Daryl O'Connor (Figure 1)
Carlo Morici (Figure 2)
Mike Gray (Figure 3&4)
Ian Edwards (Figure 5)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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