Hydriastele sp. 'East Sepik'

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Hydriastele (high-dree-Ah-STEL-eh)
sp. 'East Sepik'
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Hydriastele (high-dree-Ah-STEL-eh)
Species:
sp. 'East Sepik'
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

Northern Papua New Guinea. Rainforest.
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Description

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

A very tall, clustering, new Hydriastele from the rainforests in northern Papua New Guinea that perhaps represents a new, undescribed species. Its slender, smooth trunks can reach an incredible 30 m (100 ft.) tall and each carries an open crown of spreading leaves with wide leaflets, held by a pale grey, slender crownshaft. Undoubtedly a child of the tropics, it demands a sheltered location and a plentyful supply of water. (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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