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Lowland rainforest of Borneo.
A very spectacular palm, with long upward pointing leaves, giving a shuttlecock-like appearance. Ususally single stemed, although it may have a few small undeveloped suckers at the base. The leaves can be either pinnately divided, or entire (in the case of the form from Sarawak).
A moist, well drained sheltered position in the tropics or warm sub-tropics.
Figure 1. Spectacular undivided leaves on the Sarawak form.
Dusan Balint (Figure 1) from Palms & CycadsNo. 30, Jan-Mar 1991.
Rudy Meyer (Figures 2-5)