Calyptrocalyx leptostachys

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Calyptrocalyx
(kah-lip-troh-KAH-liks)
leptostachys (lep-toh-STAHK-iss)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Calyptrocalyx
(kah-lip-troh-KAH-liks)
Species:
leptostachys (lep-toh-STAHK-iss)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Bifid
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Calyptrocalyx leptostachys is native only to the Rainforests of Mt. Yule, Papua New Guinea.

Hawaii. Photo by Kim.

Description

A very small palm. Leaf detail: Bifid v-shaped, undivided, new emergent leaf is reddish orange, with faint light green stripping, leaf size is large, in comparison to the size of the palm. A rare dwarf palm with undivided leaves and a reddish new emergent leaf. Editing by edric.

Culture

Requirements: Near full shade until mature, then partial shade, consistently moist soil. well drained position. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

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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