Brassiophoenix drymophloeoides

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(brahs-see-oh-FIH-nihks) drymophloeoides
In Peradeniya Samarakoon's garden, Sri Lanka. Photo by Philippe.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Brassiophoenix
Species: drymophloeoides
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Brassiophoenix drymophloeoides is found in New Guinea.

In Peradeniya Samarakoon's garden, Sri Lanka. Photo by Philippe.


Brassiophoenix drymophloeoides is a single trunk species with attractive wedge-shaped leaflets and clusters of bright yellow fruits.


Comments and Curiosities

Etymology: Genus Name honors the 20th century Australian plant collector, Leonard J. Brass, combined with the genus name Phoenix referring to a pinnate leaf palm in this context.

A very slender palm from the undergrowth of tropical rainforests in Papua New Guinea with large, fishtail-shaped leaflets and a narrow, bluish-green crownshaft. The large, juicy, yellow fruits each contain a single, curiously winged seed. In cultivation it is best suited to a humid, tropical climate. (

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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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