Salacca sarawakensis

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was quite large, about 3-4 m tall.)

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Synonymy:

None

Common Names:

None

Habitat:

Borneo (Sarawak) lowland rainforest.

Description:

A medium sized, clumping palm, to about 3-4m tall, with simple, notched leaves. It is dioecious, but male plants are unknown, so are all the existing plants vegetative offspring of a single parent ? This is unlikely, because the species is quite widespread throughout Sarawak.

General:

A very attractive plant for the tropical/warm sub-tropical garden.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist.


Figure 2. Close-up of the leaves.


Contributed by:

Mike Gray

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