Ptychosperma nicolai

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Ptychosperma (ty-koh-SPEHR-mah) nicolai (nihk-OH-LAH-ee)
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Far North Queensland, Australia. "Fruits are deep red when ripe and the size of P. microcarpum" Photo by Justin
Scientific Classification
Genus: Ptychosperma (ty-koh-SPEHR-mah)
Species: nicolai (nihk-OH-LAH-ee)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

New Guinea. Rainforest.
Far North Queensland, Australia. "Fruits are deep red when ripe and the size of P. microcarpum" Photo by Justin

Description

Culture

Requires a warm, sheltered and moist position. Cold Hardiness Zone 10b

Comments and Curiosities

While thought to be of hybrid origin, this elegant palm is however, widely cultivated under the name Ptychosperma nicolai and the seeds grow true to type. As a young plant it is almost indistinguishable from P. waitianum, apart from the new leaves being more bronze/red rather than the dark red of P. waitianum. Mature palms have irregularly arranged grouped leaflets and very thin stems. (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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