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P. barnesii, Ptychosperma maculatum
Distribution & Habitat:
Widely distributed in humid rainforests throughout the Philippines, from low through to high altitudes.
A very attractive solitary palm to about 5m tall, with purplish/brown crownshaft. Leaves are up to 2m long, with irregularly spaced leaflets, dark green above with large irregular areas of lighter green ("Tiger" stripes).
Very popular with palm collectors.
Warm, sheltered, and moist, altho it can take night-time temps down to 5°C.
Peter Richardson (Figure 1&2)
Colin Wilson (Figure 3&4)