Pinanga mirabilis

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Pinanga (pih-NAHN-gah)
mirabilis (mihr-ah-BIHL-iss)
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Ladan Hills, Brunei Darussalam, Borneo. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Pinanga (pih-NAHN-gah)
Species:
mirabilis (mihr-ah-BIHL-iss)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Bifid & divided.
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).
Photo: Société Palmophile Francophone

Description

P. malaiana var. barramensis differs from P. mirabilis only in the dissection of the leaf blade; in the former it is irregularly pinnatisect, in the latter entire. In the field, as in the Lambir Hills National Park, populations occur with both entire- and pinnate-leaved individuals. P. malaiana var. barramensis is thus reduced to P. mirabilis which although closely related to P. malaiana var. malaiana I still consider to be distinct in its habit, leaf-costa orientation, rachillae, flowers and fruit. (J. Dransfield. 1991)/Palmweb. Editing by edric.

Clustering palm, with long upward pointing leaves, giving it a shuttlecock-like appearance. occasionally single stemed, but will usually have a few small undeveloped suckers at the base. The leaves can either be bifid (entire) or divided.

Culture

Comments and Curiosities


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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).

J. Dransfield, Notes on Pinanga (Palmae) in Sarawak. 1991. 1991. Notes on Pinanga (Palmae) in Sarawak. Kew Bulletin, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 691-698.


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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