Chelyocarpus dianeurus

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Figure 1. C. dianareus leaf.


Common Names:

Noli palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Columbian rainforest


The Noli palm (Chelyocarpus dianeurus) is a beautiful palm with ornamental potential. It grows to 15 meters tall and has large rounded leaves up to 2 meters in diameter with a white underside.


Warm, sheltered and moist. Probably rather tropical in its requirements.

San Juan river mouth in the border of Choco and Valle in Colombia.

Contributed by:

Michael Calonje (Text and Figure 1,2)

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