| Basselinia |
Mont Panié. Alt. 1600 m.
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Habitat and Distribution
Distribution in New Caledonia. This species is known from the North East of Grande Terre (Touho - Ignambi)., 800m. to 1600m. 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
- Glossary of Palm Terms
- MODERN BOTANICAL LATIN
- "Just To Be Clear"
- New Caledonia photos in habitat.
Special note: 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, edric.
Special thanks to palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos, edric.