Rhapis micrantha

From Pacsoa
Jump to: navigation, search
Welcome to the PACSOA Palms and Cycads wiki !

If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Click on the edit tab above and play around. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don't be afraid.

R. micrantha is a species that is similar to R. excelsa differing in that the six to ten leaf segments are divided to the junction with the petiole. Individual leaf segments are up to 250mm long and 40mm wide, conspicuously ribbed, and with pointed tips. The leaf sheaths fibrous margins are held flattened to the canes, not ruffled up as in R. excelsa. The inflorescence is interfoliar and branched to second possibly third order with small flowers. The fruit is also similar to R. excelsa but are larger being 8-9mm in diameter.

Contributed by:

Heinz-Dieter Froehlingsdorf, South Australia.
Reproduced from Palms & Cycads No. 39, Apr-Jun 1993.

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk