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Polyandrococos caudescens Polyandrococos pectinata Diplothemium caudescens
Distribution & Habitat:
They are endemic to central-east Brazil where they grow in sandy soil in gallery forest and open plains up to the Atlantic coastal forests.
A tall, solitary, attractive palm, to about 15m. It has evenly wide, dark green leaflets, with silvery undersides.
Prefers a sunny, well drained position. Drought tolerant but cold sensitive. Slow growing.
[[www.pacsoa.org.au_Sydney_index| The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
Mike Gray (Figure 1&2)
Gileno Machado (Figure 3)
Luke Nancarrow (Figure 4&5)