Rhopalostylis baueri var. cheesemanii
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Rhopalostylis baueri var kermadecensis
Kermadec Nikau Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
Wet forest on Raoul Island in the Kermadec group, off the east coast of New Zealand.
It is distinguished from the normal R. baueri by having globose, glossy red fruit, about 12-16mm in diameter.
Some claim that this palm should again be promoted to a seperate species, rather than just have varietal status.
As for R. baueri.
Malcolm Thomas (Figure 1&2)