Clinostigma warburgii

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Clinostigma (klin-oh-STIG-mah)
warburgii (wahr-burg'-ee)
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Clinostigma warburgii, Photo by Mike Moody, near the village of Ti'avea, Samoa.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Clinostigma (klin-oh-STIG-mah)
Species:
warburgii (wahr-burg'-ee)
Synonyms
Clinostigma savaiiense, Clinostigma vaupelii
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Clinostigma warburgii is native to the Samoan Island of 'Upolu, it inhabits
"On the islands of Upolu and Savaii. On Upolu, you can see tons on any of the 3 cross island roads. Especially up near Papapapai-tai waterfall. Also along the Le mafa Pass Rd near Fuipisia Waterfalls. On that drive you will see entire mountainside full of them. The one in the picture i posted earlier is near the village of Ti'avea." Photo by Mike Moody, Samoa.
rainforests to an altitude of about 600 m (2000 ft.).

Description

Clinostigma warburgii has a smooth, straight, pale trunk, that can reach a height of 20 m (65 ft.), and supports a long, bright green crownshaft, and a spreading crown of beautifully arching leaves, with pendulous leaflets. Editing by edric.

Culture

In cultivation it does best in the humid tropics, where it is an easy, and fast growing palm. Hardiness, USDA zones 11-up.

Comments and Curiosities

A magnificent, tall and elegant palm with a smooth, straight, pale trunk that can reach a height of 20 m (65 ft.) and supports a long, bright green crownshaft and a spreading crown of beautifully arching leaves with pendulous leaflets. Native to the Samoan Island of 'Upolu, it inhabits rainforests to an altitude of about 600 m (2000 ft.). In cultivation it does best in the humid tropics, where it is an easy and fast growing palm of unsurpassed beauty. (RPS.com)


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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