Ptychosperma lauterbachii

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Ptychosperma (tee-koh-SPEHR-mah) lauterbachii (law-tehr-bahk'-ee)
Ptychosperma lauterbachii younger seed.jpg
Scientific Classification
Genus: Ptychosperma (tee-koh-SPEHR-mah)
Species: lauterbachii (law-tehr-bahk'-ee)
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Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmate
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Common names

Habitat and Distribution

New Guinea. Wet
Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia. Photo by Daryl O'Connor
coastal regions.



Tropical Moist Forest, Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

A rather large Ptychosperma from wet coastal habitats in New Guinea that forms clumps of sturdy stems to 12 m (40 ft.) tall with leafy crowns of bushy leaves. A great and vigorous plant for the tropical garden. (

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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