Pinanga crassipes

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Distribution & Habitat:

Borneo rainforest


A small species, with a very short, but quite thick (to about 70mm in diameter) trunk, and pinnate, leathery leaves. Young plants have very heavy mottling on the leaves, but this disappears as the plant gets bigger. Produces lots of red fruit, turning black at maturity.


A very attractive palm, especially when young.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 2. Young P. crassipes, showing mottled leaf.

Figure 2. P. crassipes showing the heavy fruiting.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)
Rudy Meyer (Figure 2)

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