Clinostigma haerestigma

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Clinostigma (klin-oh-STIG-mah)
haerestigma (hehr-eh-STIG-mah)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Clinostigma (klin-oh-STIG-mah)
Species:
haerestigma (hehr-eh-STIG-mah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Clinostigma haerestigma is endemic to the Solomon islands.

Floribunda, Hawaii.

Description

Trunk detail: Solitary. Hight: Under 9.5 meters, (31'), or roughly half that of other Clinostigma's. Leaf detail: Pinnately compound, with fine pinnae, pinnae very pendulous. Most Clinostigma species look very much alike, except this one. This is an extremely rare species from the Solomon Islands where it grows in high pH soils. It is shorter than most Clinostigmas only growing to about 30'. The leaflets from this palm are exceptionally droopy, appearing to falling perpendicularly from the rachis. Editing by edric.

Culture

Requirements: High PH, filtered light when young, full sun when mature, consistently moist soil, well drained position.

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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