Pinanga tenella

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Figure 1. P. tenella



P. calamifrons

Common Names:



Stream banks in Borneo rainforest.


A small palm to about 2m 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 thin leaflets, designed to offer minimum water resitance.

Pinanga tenella01.jpg

Contributed by:

Rudy Meyer,

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