Iguanura macrostachya

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Iguanura (ig-oo-ah-NOOR-ah)
macrostachya
(mak-roh-stahk-EE-ah)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Iguanura (ig-oo-ah-NOOR-ah)
Species:
macrostachya
(mak-roh-stahk-EE-ah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary, but acaulescent.
Leaf type: Bifid & pinnate.
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Northern Borneo. (Sarawak), rainforests.
Clayton York, Utopia Palms & Cycads.

Description

An understory palm which has large, paddle shaped, notched leaves which are either undivided, or divided into a few wide leaflets.

A dwarf understory palm native to the forests of Borneo. The dull green leaves are usually divided into wide rectangular segments. This species is distinguished by the long unbranched inflorescence. (Borneo Palm Seeds.com) Editing by edric.

Culture

Cultivation recommendations: A tropical lowland plant requiring high humidity, protection from wind, and a minimum temperature of 20 C for good growth. Prefers rich and well-drained soil. (Borneo Palm Seeds.com)

Cold Hardiness Zone: 11

Comments and Curiosities

A small, rare palm from rainforests on northern Borneo (Sarawak) with a dense crown of paddle-shaped leaves, split into few, broad segments. (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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