Pinanga glaucifolia

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Figure 1. P. glaucifolia


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Philippines rainforest.


A small/medium sized clustering palm with very thick, leathery, dark green leaves. The leaflets are very regular and evenly spaced.


Warm, sheltered and moist. The leathery leaves probably indicate wind tolerance. Rarely seen in cultivation.

Figure 2. P. glaucifolia showing the leathery leraves.

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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