Pinanga mirabilis

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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.

Figure 2. P. mirabilis, Sarwak form
Figure 3. P. mirabilis
Figure 4. Young plant.
Figure 5. P. mirabilis

Contributed by:

Dusan Balint (Figure 1) from Palms & CycadsNo. 30, Jan-Mar 1991.
Rudy Meyer (Figures 2-5)

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