Pholidocarpus sumatranus

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Pholidocarpus
(foh-LEE-doh-kar-puhs)
sumatranus (soo-mah-TRAH-nuhs)
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Muara Enim, Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Pholidocarpus
(foh-LEE-doh-kar-puhs)
Species:
sumatranus (soo-mah-TRAH-nuhs)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Widely distributed throughout
P. sumatranus in open forest, 200 km distance South-west of Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra province. Photo by Vasin Tangkaew
western Sumatra.

Description

Tall, solitary palm Height; to about 15 metres (45 feet), petioles to 3 metres (9 feet) long, has yellow stripes going down their length. It has large corky fruit, about 7.5 cm (3 inches) across. Editing by edric.

Culture

Moist, sunny position. Tropical in it's requirements. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b.

Comments and Curiosities


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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