Borassodendron borneense

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Borassodendron
(bor-ras-oh-DEN-dron)
borneense (bohr-neh-EN-seh)
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Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Borassodendron
(bor-ras-oh-DEN-dron)
Species:
borneense (bohr-neh-EN-seh)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Costapalmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Borneo Giant Fan Palm

Habitat and Distribution

Borassodendron borneense is found in Borneo, in semi-dense rainforests.

Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.

Description

A tall, solitary, Costapalmate fan palm with very deeply segmented, dark green, glossy leaves. The leaf undersides are a distinctive silver-whitish color. Editing by edric.

Culture

Some filtered light required esp. when young, moist, but well drained position. Cold Hardiness Zone: 11

Comments and Curiosities

"Beautiful but very rare in cultivation- this is a large fan palm from Borneo that is very similar to it's cousin B. machadonis, but with a thinner trunk and slightly daintier leaves." (Geoff Stein), edric.


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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