Heterospathe woodfordiana

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Heterospathe
(heht-eh-roh-SPATH-eh)
woodfordiana
(wood-ford'-ee-AHN-ah)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Heterospathe
(heht-eh-roh-SPATH-eh)
Species:
woodfordiana
(wood-ford'-ee-AHN-ah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Endemic to the Solomon Islands.
Cairns, Australia, photo by Harry.

Description

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

A rare, medium sized palm endemic to the Solomon Islands with a slender trunk and dark green, pinnate leaves. The new leaves of this palm open in a brilliant deep red color, similar to Chambeyronia macrocarpa. It is fast growing and best suited to humid tropical climates or warm subtropical climates. (RPS.com) Editing by edric.


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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