Borassodendron machadonis

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Borassodendron
(bor-ras-oh-DEN-dron)
machadonis (mak-ah-DON-iss)
BorMac.jpg
Floribunda Palms, Hawaii.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Borassodendron
(bor-ras-oh-DEN-dron)
Species:
machadonis (mak-ah-DON-iss)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
Asia
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Palmately compound
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Borassodendron machadonis occurs in the rainforest of Southern Thailand, and northern Malaysian peninsula.

Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens, Thailand.

Description

Trunk type: Solitary. Leaf type: Palmately compound, very deeply split, dark green, glossy. A tall, fan palm with very deeply split, dark green, glossy leaves. The petioles have extremely sharp edges, which will cause lacerations to the skin, if one is careless. Growth rate: Slow to medium. Requires full sun, consistently moist, but fast draining soil. Editing by edric.

Culture

Sunny, moist, but well drained position.

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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