Calyptrocalyx spicatus

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Calyptrocalyx
(kah-lip-troh-KAH-liks)
spicatus (spih-KAHT-ûs)
Calyptrocalyx spicatus Ho.jpg
Ho'omaluhia, Hawaii.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Calyptrocalyx
(kah-lip-troh-KAH-liks)
Species:
spicatus (spih-KAHT-ûs)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Maluku Kentia

Habitat and Distribution

Calyptrocalyx spicatus is found in the Molluccas Islands.

Hawaii.

Description

Trunk type: Solitary, ringed, tall, but narrow, up to 10 inches in diameter. Leaf detail: Pinnately compound, diametrically opposed, wide drooping fronds, up to 12 foot. Flower detail: This palm has a very large, and long spadix, reaching up to 10 feet. Editing by edric.

Culture

Requirements: Filtered light when young, then full sun when mature, consistently moist soil. Special note: This palm is not wind tolerant.

Comments and Curiosities

This is one of the few in this Genus, that is solitary.


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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