Calyptrocalyx albertisianus

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Calyptrocalyx
(kah-lip-troh-KAH-liks)
albertisianus
(ahl-behr-tihs-ee-AHN-ûs)
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Hawaii.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Calyptrocalyx
(kah-lip-troh-KAH-liks)
Species:
albertisianus
(ahl-behr-tihs-ee-AHN-ûs)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
Sunset Palm.

Habitat and Distribution

Calyptrocalyx albertisianus is found in New Guinea lowland rainforest.

Hawaii.

Description

Trunk type: Solitary, bares light colored rings, from leaf scars, A small to medium sized, solitary pinnate palm to about 3m tall, which has a spectacular new red leaf. Leaf detail: Pinnately compound, diametrically opposed pinnae, evenly spaced, very wide, dark green, somewhat drooping, bright red, new emergent leaf, leaf may reach 10 foot in length. Special note: This Calyptrocalyx is one of the few that is not clustering. Editing by edric.

Culture

Warm, sheltered and moist. Likes very high humidity.

Comments and Curiosities

This is a monoecious Genus.


==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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