Ptychosperma schefferi

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Figure 1. P. schefferi in Vanimo, PNG.


Common Names:



Central north coast of New Guinea.


Small palm, single trunked or clumping, to about 7m tall. It has dark green leaves, and a whitish covering on the crownshaft.


Quite common in cultivation in the tropics.

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,
(Figure 1)

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