Nenga pumila

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Nenga (NEHN-gah)
pumila (poo-MIH-lah)
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RIUM, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by Ahmad Fuad Morad.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Nenga (NEHN-gah)
pumila (poo-MIH-lah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Borneo, Jawa, Malaya, Sumatera,
RIUM, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by Ahmad Fuad Morad.
and Thailand.



Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

There are two subspecies; Nenga pumila var. pachystachya, and Nenga pumila var. pumila (See Category Index).

"Clustering palm from Java where it grows at high elevations. One grower in southern California has managed to grow this palm in her backyard, but it's pretty marginal here. Very slow growing palm, too. Has a lot of color in the stems (green) petioles (yellow) and crownshafts (brownish tomenetum on yellow-green)... and leaves a deep, emerald green. Grows up to about 22' tall, a few feet taller than the 'normal' variety of Nenga pumilla." (Geoff Stein) Editing by edric.

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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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