Arenga hookeriana

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Figure 1. Potted plant in California.

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Synonymy:

Didymosperma hookerianum

Common Names:

None

Habitat:

Malayasian and Thailand rainforest.

Description:

A very attractive, small clumping palm to about 0.75m high, with large notched, paddle shaped leaves, dark green above, and silvery below.

General:

A very popular plant among palm collectors, because of its large, undivided leaves.

Culture:

Sheltered, shady and moist, through to the sub-tropics.


Figure 2. Leaf close-up, in Thailand.
Figure 3. Nice clump in Thailand.


Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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