Pinanga ligulata

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Pinanga (pih-NAHN-gah)
ligulata (lihg-oo-LAH-tuh)
Pinanga ligulata.jpg
Photo by Rudy Meyer,
Scientific Classification
Genus: Pinanga (pih-NAHN-gah)
ligulata (lihg-oo-LAH-tuh)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Borneo, tropical wet rainforest.
Photo by Rudy Meyer,


Small, solitary palm to about 2 m, pinnate leaves with narrow pinnae.

Solitary palm. Leaves pinnate, composed of 40 pinnae, linear (long: 30 cm, width: 1 cm, the reverse greyish scaly and tomentose. monoecious, grouped into compounds and axillary panicles infrafoliaires. Ellipsoids and black fruits (length: 20 mm, diameter: 8 mm). (From the French) Editing by edric.


Warm, sheltered and moist. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities

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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