Arenga porphyrocarpa

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Arenga (ah-REN-gah)
porphyrocarpa
(por-pih-roh-KAR-pah)
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Hawaii.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Arenga (ah-REN-gah)
Species:
porphyrocarpa
(por-pih-roh-KAR-pah)
Synonyms
Caryota humilis, Didymosperma porphyrocarpum, Wallichia porphyrocarpa.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Calappa Palm

Habitat and distribution

Arenga porphyrocarpa is Native To: Sumatra, Java. Rainforests.
Fosters Garden, Hawaii.

Description

Height: Up to 2.4m (8ft), Spread: Up to 2.4m (8ft), Growth Rate: Medium, Trunk Type: Clustering, No Crownshaft, Brown and Cane like. This Is An Understory Palm. Editing by edric.

Culture

Lighting: Partial Shade, Soil: Moist, Fast Draining, But Requires Consistently Moist Soil, Min. Temp: -3°C (27°F) Tolerances: High Humidity, Light Frost, Germination:1-6 Months, 28-32°C ( 82-90°F)

Comments and Curiosities


External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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