Iguanura ambigua

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Iguanura (ig-oo-ah-NOOR-ah)
ambigua (ahm-big-OO-ah)
IguAmb.jpg
Borneo. Photo-Rare Palm Seeds.com
Scientific Classification
Genus: Iguanura (ig-oo-ah-NOOR-ah)
Species:
ambigua (ahm-big-OO-ah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary & acaulescent.
Leaf type: Bifid
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Borneo.

Borneo. Photo by Clayton York, Utopia Palms & Cycads.

Description

Has ovoid, nearly entire leaves (just barely bifid at the tips).

Culture

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

A stunning dwarf palm native to the undergrowth rainforests in Sarawak on Borneo, that sports a small crown of undivided, elliptical leaves, carried by an underground stem. Like most Iguanura essentially a palm for the humid tropics. (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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