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Distribution & Habitat:
New Guinea rainforest.
A very attractive, small to medium sized clustering palm, with slender stems to about 5m tall. It has fishtail shaped leaflets, and the emergent leaves are dark red.
Warm, sheltered and moist. Prefers warm sub-tropical or tropical conditions. A popular plant with palm collectors.
Ian Edwards (Figure 1&2)
Luke Nancarrow (Figure 3&4)