Pinanga salicifolia

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P. canina

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Borneo rainforest


Small, single trunked/suckering palm, to about 2m tall, with a very attractive chestnut coloured crownshaft. It has dimorphic leaves, with those on the young growths having numerous thin leaflets, and those on the mature plants having between 3 and 6 broad leaflets. Some plants don't change leaf shape as they mature, so the mature leaflets are also very thin.


Very common in Borneo.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 1. P. salicifolia, with mature and immature leaflet shapes.

Figure 2. P. salicifolia in habitat, Sarawak.
Figure 3. P. salicifolia infructescence.
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Contributed by:

Rudy Meyer,

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