Heterospathe elmeri

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Heterospathe
(heht-eh-roh-SPATH-eh)
elmeri (el-MEHR-ee)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Heterospathe
(heht-eh-roh-SPATH-eh)
Species:
elmeri (el-MEHR-ee)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Endemic to Camiguin Island in the Philippines. It grows
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in dense lowland forest.

Description

Trunks grow to 25 feet, and fronds grow 10 to 12 feet long. It has a dense crown of elegantly arching leaves, with dark green pendulous leaflets. Editing by edric.

Culture

It is very rare in cultivation but otherwise as easy as any other Heterospathe and a great plant for the tropical garden.

Comments and Curiosities

This slender, mid-sized palm native to lowland rainforest on Camiguin Island in the Philippines forms a smooth, solitary trunk, topped by a dense crown of elegantly arching leaves with dark green, pendulous leaflets. It is very rare in cultivation but otherwise as easy as any other Heterospathe and a great plant for the tropical garden. (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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