Basselinia deplanchei

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Basselinia (bas-seh-lin-EE-ah)
deplanchei (deh-plahn'-keh)
New Caledonia. Photo by Dr. Jean-Christophe Pintaud/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Basselinia (bas-seh-lin-EE-ah)
deplanchei (deh-plahn'-keh)
Kentia deplanchei
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering & solitary, given to aerial branching.
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Basselinia deplanchei is found on Hillsides and mountain slopes of east central and south New Caledonia.
Camp des sapins. Alt. 800 to 900 m.
This species occurs in the southern part of Grande Terre. In both light shade and full sun positions. In the forest more or less open terrain, and in the bush. Substrate: On ground more or less eroded or rocky substrate ultramafic.


Clustering (often), less frequently solitary, occasionally ariel branched, emergant palm to about 8 m. Editing by edric.


Very difficult to grow out of its native habitat, and also very slow.

Comments and Curiosities

External Links


All information, translated from the French, edric.

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

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

Special thanks to, 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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