Salacca dransfieldiana

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Salacca (SAH-lahk-kah)
dransfieldiana
(dransfield'-ee-AHN-ah)
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Kiu, Meratus Mountains, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Salacca (SAH-lahk-kah)
Species:
dransfieldiana
(dransfield'-ee-AHN-ah)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Salacca dransfieldiana is Endemic to Borneo.

Kiu, Meratus Mountains, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.

Description

A small, clustering palm, with simple notched leaves. It is dioecious, but female plants are unknown, so it is thought that all the existing plants are vegetative offspring of male plants.

Culture

Warm, sheltered and moist. Can tolerate temperatures down to 3°C., but will sustain significant damage. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a

Comments and Curiosities

External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

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

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, 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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