Calyptrocalyx hollrungii

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hollrungii (hohl-ROON-gee)
Papua New Guinea. Photo by Dr. William J. Baker, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Calyptrocalyx
hollrungii (hohl-ROON-gee)
Paralinospadix hollrungii
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Bifid to entirely pinnate.
Survivability index
Common names
Hollrung palm

Habitat and Distribution

Calyptrocalyx hollrungii is found in E. New Guinea, Rainforest, of Huon Peninsula.

Big Island, Hawaii.


This is a small understory palm, that can reach heights of around 2 meters or so, depending on its location. This palm is a clustering species, and will start to sprout small sucklings after a few years of life. Leaf detail: It has a variable leaf shape, ranging from a single bi-fold shape to being entirely pinnate. The different leaf shapes have even been recorded on a single clump. New leaves emerge a bright red color, as can be seen in the pictures, and stay that color for a few weeks. Editing by edric.


Requirements: Nearly full shade, consistently moist soil, some cold tolerance.

Comments and Curiosities

Trunk may split into two growing points.

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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