Basselinia porphyrea

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Basselinia (bas-seh-lin-EE-ah)
porphyrea (pohr-pih-REH-ah)
Mountain Springs, New Caledonia.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Basselinia (bas-seh-lin-EE-ah)
porphyrea (pohr-pih-REH-ah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Basselinia porphyrea is found in New Caledonia.
Location: Mountain Springs, New Caledonia.
This species is located in the south of the mainland: on the eastern slopes of the Mount Nékando and Sources. habitat In the undergrowth of the rainforest. Substrate: On shallow soil more or less eroded or scree, on ultramafic substrate.


Small palm tree 5 m tall, stocky, monocaule, with a trunk 10 cm in diameter, covered with prominent leaf scars and close together; presence of adventitious roots developed at the base. Editing by edric.


Comments and Curiosities

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All information, translated from the French, edric.

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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