Lemurophoenix sp. New

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Figure 1. L. sp. 'New' seedling petioles.


Distribution & Habitat:

Madagascan rainforest.


A medium to large solitary, pinnate palm, it is a much smaller palm in general than L. halleuxii it also does not have the bright maroon crownshaft, and as a seedling it has a heavily tomentose petiole. The seed is about half the size of that of L. halleuxii seed, and with the fruit on, it could be easily mistaken for a Bismarckia seed.


Warm, sheltered and moist. Quite easily grown in sub-tropical/tropical areas.

Figure 2. L. sp. 'New' seedling.

Contributed by:

Clayton York, Utopia Palms&Cycads (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk