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Distribution & Habitat:
New Guinea rainforest.
Attractive, medium sized, solitary Ptychosperma, to about 5m, with caryotoid leaves, and dark red emergent leaves.
Often confused with P. burretianum, the main difference being that this species is solitary, while P. burretianum is clustering.
Warm, sheltered position, with moist, well drained soil.
Tom Walters, Hardiest Palms (Figure 1&2)