Pinanga crassipes

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Photo by Judy
Pinanga (pih-NAHN-gah) crassipes (KRAHS-sihp-ehs)
Semengoh, Sarawak, Malaysia. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Pinanga (pih-NAHN-gah)
Species: crassipes (KRAHS-sihp-ehs)
None set.
Native Continent
Habit: Clustering
Leaf type: Pinnate
Survivability index
Common names

Habitat and Distribution

Sarawak, Malaysia. (Borneo)



Comments and Curiosities

Of the many species of Pinanga, P. crassipes is certainly one of the best and most colourful. As a small plant, the leaves are blotched and mottled, as a mature plant, the seeds are bright red and produced in great numbers. All in all, a superb, easily-grown tropical beauty that everyone will want in their collection. (, edric.

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Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos

Special thanks to, 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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