Salacca magnifica

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[[File:Salacca_magnifica.jpg|right|frame|At" Utopia Palms&Cycads, south-east Queensland.




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Moist areas at the base of cliffs, in Borneo rainforest.


An extremely impressive palm, with very long (to 6m), undivided leaves. It is a clustering palm, which doesn't trunk. Very spiny.


A truly stunning palm which is slowly becoming more common in collections, but is still very expensive.


Warm, sheltered, lightly shaded, very moist position. Prefers a tropical climate, but plants can be grown quite successfully in the warm subtropics.

Figure 2. A nicely clustering specimen in New Caledonia.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)
Rolf Kyburz,
(Figure 2).

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