Hydriastele cariosa

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Hydriastele (high-dree-Ah-STEL-eh)
cariosa (kahr-ee-OH-sah)
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Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya, Thailand. Photo by Dr. Scott Zona.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Hydriastele (high-dree-Ah-STEL-eh)
cariosa (kahr-ee-OH-sah)
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Native Continent
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Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Bifid
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Endemic to New Guinea.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya, Thailand. Photo by Dr. Scott Zona.



Comments and Curiosities

"Lots of interesting things about this palm- from a corky petioles, to clustering habit and of course the wide bifid leaves. New thing I deiscovered about it is that its new leaves blush. This is just the second leaf that has opened since I got it and the first time there was no color worth noting. I sure noticed it now!" (Gene Brace). See photos below. Editing by edric.

External Links


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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