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Clinostigma sp. Chinderah palm nursery (Now a private garden), home of Larry and Narelle, the nursery is on approx 2.5 acres. Brisbane, Australia. Photo by Paul Latzias.
Karolyn's garden in Leilani Estates, Hawaii. "A group of Clinostigmas, one of my top favorite palms. There are both C. samoense and C. "Hawaiian hybrid" in this photo. Samoense has more elegant drooping fronds and leaflets while the fronds on the "Hawaiian hybrid" are stiffer and more upright. There are a total of about 170 Clinostigmas in the garden, most of them very tall". Photo by Bo-Göran Lundkvist.

Growing Comments: Clinostigmas, being rainforest palms, love our environment and do extremely well. C. savoryanum is the smallest & slowest, probably about a 4.5 on a 1-10 scale. C. harlandii & C. exorrhizum are about a 6.0-6.5 & C. ponapense & C. samoense are very close at about 7.0-7.5. (Bo-Göran Lundkvist)

Description: Clinostigma samoense is a tall, very elegant, palm from Samoa. It will reach a total height of about 60-65 ft with a long, keylime colored crownshaft, and very long drooping fronds. The crownshaft is the part of the palm just above the darker green trunk, and just below the crown. All Clinostigma palms are single-trunked and fast growers. A Clinostigma samoense will grow from a height of 5-6 ft to 20-25 ft in about 5 years. (Bo-Göran Lundkvist)