Iguanura speciosa

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Iguanura (ig-oo-ah-NOOR-ah) speciosa (speh-see-OH-sah)
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Nong Nooch, Botanical Garden, Thailand.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Iguanura (ig-oo-ah-NOOR-ah)
Species: speciosa (speh-see-OH-sah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Entire bifid.
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Thailand, type collected - SW of Narathiwat, 600 m. elev.

Nong Nooch II, Prachinburi, Thailand. Photo by Dr. Scott Zona.



Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

"One of the best looking Iguanuras with dense clustering stems adorned with 3' long, unsegmented leaves that are an oblong shape, rounded at the ends and wavy. It is a beautiful palm but hopeless in southern California or most anywhere else in the mainland US except maybe Miami and south." (Geoff Stein), 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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