Pinanga sinii

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Pinanga (pih-NAHN-gah)
sinii (SEEN-ee)
Mt. Warning Caldera, Nth. NSW, Australia. Photo by Pete
Scientific Classification
Genus: Pinanga (pih-NAHN-gah)
sinii (SEEN-ee)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Western Guangdong, Guangxi to the east and west. Elevation 450-850 meters altitude forests.
Sri Lanka. Photo by Philippe
There may also be distributed southeastern Yunnan.


Clustering palm, 3+ meters high, 1-1.3 cm in diameter, densely purple or purple-brown dandruff-like, between light-colored markings. Sheath, petiole and rachis are thick brown or reddish-brown scales blighted like spots. Leaves pinnate, 50-60 cm long, about 5 pairs of students pinna, top with a pair of pinnae almost as narrow rectangle, about 18 cm and a width of 6 cm or wider, apex truncate, with sharp teeth crack, with 9-11 veins; pinna top S-shaped curve is below, the upper curved sickle acuminate, slightly narrowed to the base, 30-38 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, with 3-6 bar the veins, dark green above, gray or gray-green back, veins and small veins are soft white hair and short brown densely punctate scales. Inflorescence with 2-4 branched or unbranched rare for the next bend, 11-14 cm long, rachis obviously crushed, twists, flowers arranged into two. When unripe fruit is narrowly cylindrical, red when ripe, ovate-elliptic, 16-18 mm, a diameter of about 8 mm, apex mucronate. Endosperm ruminate. Fruit from October to November. (From the Mandrin chinese) Editing by edric.


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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