Actinokentia huerlimannii

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Actinokentia
(ahk-tin-oh-kent-EE-ah)
huerlimannii (hoor-lee-MAHN-ee)
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Haute N. 700m, New Caledonia. Photo by Dr. Jean-Christophe Pintaud/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Actinokentia
(ahk-tin-oh-kent-EE-ah)
Species:
huerlimannii (hoor-lee-MAHN-ee)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Endemic to New Caledonia.
Haute N. 700m, New Caledonia. Photo by Dr. Jean-Christophe Pintaud/Palmweb.
In serpentine soils in the humid forest at an altitude of 850-880 meters.

Description

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

Actinokentia: generic name combines Aktis term that means "a ray or beam of light", with kentia name given in honor of William Kent (1779-1827), who was curator at the Botanical Garden of Buitenzorg, Java (now Kebun Raya Bogor).


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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