Basselinia eriostachys

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Basselinia (bas-seh-lin-EE-ah)
eriostachys (ehr-ee-oh-STAHK-ihs)
Mont Panié. Alt. 1600 m.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Basselinia (bas-seh-lin-EE-ah)
eriostachys (ehr-ee-oh-STAHK-ihs)
Cyphokentia eriostachys.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Basselinia eriostachys is found in New Caledonia.
Mt. Canala, New Caledonia.
This species is known from the North East of Grande Terre (Touho - Ignambi)., 800m. to 1600 m. In the undergrowth of the rainforest, and riparian formation. substratum: On ground more or less deep colluvium or alluvium, on vulcano-sedimentary substrate.


Small palm; stem simple, usually in clumps of 5-8 stems repeated. An elegant, slender, clustering palm, that is relatively common in New Caledonia, and that has long been regarded as a form of B. gracilis. Recent DNA work has shown, however, that it would better be regarded as a species in its own right. Editing by edric.


In cultivation it is a rewarding and relatively easy to grow palm for the tropical and warm temperate garden.

Comments and Curiosities

External Links


All information, translated from the French, edric.

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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