Ponapea hentyi

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Figure 1. D. hentyi



Ptychosperma hentyi

Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Native to New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Grows near waterways in wet forests.


Single stemmed palm, crown of arching leaves with broad triangular leaflets. The ripe fruits are red but seeds are not often available.


Requires a warm, well watered shady or sunny position.

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1)

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