Heterospathe cagayanensis

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Heterospathe
(heht-eh-roh-SPATH-eh) cagayanensis
(kah-gah-YAHN-en-sis)
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Floribunda Palms, Hawaii.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Heterospathe
(heht-eh-roh-SPATH-eh)
Species: cagayanensis
(kah-gah-YAHN-en-sis)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: oceania
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Cagayan Sagisi Palm

Habitat and Distribution

Endemic to the Philippines.
Floribunda Palms, Hawaii.

Description

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

A beautiful, trunkless palm from coastal rainforests on northernmost Luzon in the Philippines, Heterospathe cagayanensis sports a few ascending or arching, finely pinnate leaves on purple petioles. Even though it is extremely rare in cultivation, it is not difficult to grow in a tropical climate and under some shade. (RPS.com) Editing by edric.

This is a tillering palm, it exhibits saxophone style root growth (it has a heel), keep top third of heel above soil elevation!.


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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