Orania glauca

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Orania (oh-rahn-EE-ah)
glauca (GLAH-kah)
Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. The guide is dwarfed by the inflorescence of Orania glauca. Note the whitish cast resulting from the waxy coating. Photo by Dr. Frederick B. Essig.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Orania (oh-rahn-EE-ah)
glauca (GLAH-kah)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Papua New Guinea.
Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Near the village of Amanab. Photo by Dr. Frederick B. Essig.



This very attractive Orania has lime green foliage crownshaft is white and leaves seem to droop in a very neat and tidy fashion this palm will grow up to 25+m high coming from altitude this species should be quite cold tolerant and should go well in subtropics. Growing Climate: -Requires fertilizer once a year and regular watering also a thick mulch will help in water retention Temperature from 2 degrees C to 40 degrees C. (Utopia Palms & Cycads) Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

Etymology: Genus name; Honors the early 19th century Crown Prince of the Netherlands, F.G.L. Willem van Nassau, Prince of Orange.

External Links


Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos, edric.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos, edric.

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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