Pinanga tenella

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Figure 1. P. tenella

Contents

Synonymy:

P. calamifrons

Common Names:

None

Habitat:

Stream banks in Borneo rainforest.

Description:

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.

General:

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist.


Figure 2. Note the thin leaflets, designed to offer minimum water resitance.

Pinanga tenella01.jpg


Contributed by:

Rudy Meyer,
www.palmseeds.com.au

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