Ptychosperma pullenii

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Ptychosperma (ty-koh-SPEHR-mah) pullenii (pool-LEHN-ee)
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Samarakoon's garden, Sri Lanka. Photo by Philippe
Scientific Classification
Genus: Ptychosperma (ty-koh-SPEHR-mah)
Species: pullenii (pool-LEHN-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.
Samarakoon's garden, Sri Lanka. Photo by Philippe
Rainforest.

Description

Culture

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

A medium-sized palm from rainforests in Papua New Guinea, that sports ascending to arching leaves with large, fishtail-shaped leaftlets, like P. caryotoides. While quite similar to that species, it is easily told apart by its heavier, more robust habit and red rather than purplish-black fruits. A beautiful palm for the tropics. (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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