Ptychosperma pullenii

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Figure 1. P. pullenii


Distribution & Habitat:

New Guinea rainforest


Small to medium solitary palm to 9m tall, with a whitish crownshaft, and wedge-shaped leaftlets on arching leaves. Its quite similar to P. caryotoides, but is stronger and more robust, and the seeds aren't red at maturity, they're purple/black.


Warm, sheltered and moist, but well drained position.

Figure 2. P. pullenii infructescence.

Contributed by:

Luke Nancarrow (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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