Ptychosperma lineare

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Ptychosperma (tee-koh-SPEHR-mah) lineare (lihn-eh-AH-reh)
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Scientific Classification
Genus: Ptychosperma (tee-koh-SPEHR-mah)
Species: lineare (lihn-eh-AH-reh)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

New Guinea.
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Comments and Curiosities

"This is a fairly graceful, clustering Ptychopserma from Papau-New Guinea that is known mostly for it's exaggeratedly 'bitten-off' (premorse) leaflets. It makes a wonderful landscape specimen in a tropical garden haveing a tightly packed cluster of thin stems (1") coming out at a slight curved from a single point and gracefully growing up to 40' (eventually)."

A very tall and slender, clustering or sometimes solitary species from lowland rainforests in Papua New Guinea with silvery white crownshafts and flat leaves with narrowly wedge-shaped leaflets. A very beautiful, easy and fast growing palm for the tropics. (

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Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to, 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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