Ptychosperma nicolai

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Figure 1. P. nicolai new leaf


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

New Guinea rainforest


Thin stemmed palm thought to be of hybrid origin. Has attractive bronze/red new leaves. Young palms are almost indistinguishable from P. waitianum. Mature palms have irregularly arranged grouped leaflets.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1)

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