Lepidorrhachis mooreana

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Lepidorrhachis
(lehp-ih-doh-RAH-kiss)
mooreana (mohr-eh-AHN-ah)
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Mt. Gower Climb (Lord Howe Island) - Troy & Darold Petty's excellent adventure. Black Currawong giving scale. Photo by Troy Donovan.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Lepidorrhachis
(lehp-ih-doh-RAH-kiss)
Species:
mooreana (mohr-eh-AHN-ah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Norfolk Islands. Confined to a narrow band of vegetation at the very summit of Mt Grower.

Mt. Gower Climb (Lord Howe Island) - Troy & Darold Petty's excellent adventure. Black Currawong giving scale. Photo by Troy Donovan.

Description

Culture

Comments and Curiosities

This is a monotypic genus.

The Little Mountain Palm is perhaps the least known of the four species of palms that grow on Lord Howe Island, a tiny dot in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia. The palm itself is a short and stocky palm with leathery, pinnate leaves and a slender, slow-growing, ringed trunk--an adaptation, perhaps, to the extreme conditions it faces growing on exposed mountain tops in its island home. Able to withstand a few degrees of frost, it is an exciting addition to the list of palms that may be tried in the temperate garden, where it requires cool and moist conditions. (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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