Pinanga rivularis

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Figure 1. P. rivularis in habitat, Sarawak.




Common Names:



Stream banks in Borneo rainforest.


A small palm to about 1.5m tall, which forms dense clumps. Has narrow, dark green leaflets. It is a rheophyte, (i.e. it grows in the flood plains of streams and rivers) thus it is designed to offer minimum resistance to flood waters.



Warm, sheltered, and moist.

Figure 2. Note the very thin leaflets.

Contributed by:

Rudy Meyer,

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