Ptychosperma vestitum

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Ptychosperma (tee-koh-SPEHR-mah) vestitum (vehs-TEET-uhm)
Ptychosperma vestitum specimen.jpg
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens, Thailand. Photo by Paul Craft
Scientific Classification
Genus: Ptychosperma (tee-koh-SPEHR-mah)
Species: vestitum (vehs-TEET-uhm)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Papua New Guinea.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens, Thailand. Photo by Paul Craft



Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

"Solitary pinnate palm from Papua New Guinea. with very wide, almost fishtail like leaflets not closely spaces along the petiles. Trunk about 3-4" in diameter. Not sure how tall it gets. Attractively ringed trunk." (Geoff Stein)

External Links


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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