Veitchia pachyclada

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Veitchia (veet-KEE-ah) pachyclada (pahk-ee-KLAHD-uhs)
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Ho'olamuhia Botanic Gardens, Hawaii.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Veitchia (veet-KEE-ah)
Species: pachyclada (pahk-ee-KLAHD-uhs)
Was Drymophloeus pachycladus
Native Continent
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Veitchia pachyclada is endemic to the Solomon Is.
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Solitary, one of the taller of the genus, from the Solomon Islands. This palm has a bulging crownshaft about 3' long and slight arching 6-8' leaves and premorse leaflets (notched ends).


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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