Pinanga maculata

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Figure 1. P. maculata at Flecker Botan1c Gardens, Cairns.

Contents

Synonymy:

P. barnesii, Ptychosperma maculatum

Common Names:

Tiger Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Widely distributed in humid rainforests throughout the Philippines, from low through to high altitudes.

Description:

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).

General:

Very popular with palm collectors.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered, and moist, altho it can take night-time temps down to 5°C.


Figure 2. P. maculata
Figure 3. Young plant of P. maculata
Figure 4. P. maculata - note the mottled leaves.


Contributed by:

Peter Richardson (Figure 1&2)
Colin Wilson (Figure 3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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