Clinosperma lanuginosa

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Clinosperma (klih-no-SPURM-ah)
lanuginosa (lah-noo-jih-NO-sah)
Brongniartikentia lanuginosa.jpg
Hawaii.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Clinosperma (klih-no-SPURM-ah)
Species:
lanuginosa (lah-noo-jih-NO-sah)
Synonyms
Brogniartiakentia lanuginosa
Native Continent
Oceania
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Clinosperma lanuginosa is found in the rainforests, of New Caledonia. This species is present in the North East of the Grande Terre (the main island) only. An Undergrowth of the rainforest palm, found in deep sedimentary substrate (mica).

Floribunda Palms, Hawaii.

Description

Small palm, 1.5 - 6 m. (20 ft.) high; 8 to 10 cm. in diam. it has a brown trunk, heavily scarred by old peduncle bearing the inflorescence, which arise significantly below the crownshaft. Spread: To approx. 10 Ft. Leaf detail: Pinnately compound, erect, with wide leaflets. Crown holds around five leaves, fairly erect, dark green, regularly pinnate, 1.30 - 1.50 m. long, with a petiole 60 cm. long, green, covered with a brown woolly tomentum sheath 40 - 50 cm. long, peninsula 'completely cut away from the petiole, entirely covered outside by a dark brown woolly tomentum. Phenology: Inflorescences 3 or 4, very horizontal, then curving upward between the leaves at anthesis, with a compressed peduncle, angular section with numerous erect, radiating rachillae. Fruits ovoid or ellipsoid, 2 - 2.5 x 0.9 to 1.2 cm., black at maturity, with a rather basal, stigmatic residue, a thick pericarp and smooth endocarp. Editing by edric.

Culture

Rare in cultivation.

Comments and Curiosities

External Links

References

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 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).

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