Brassiophoenix schumanii

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: New Guinea
Common names: Schuman's palm Conservation status: Unknown

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An obscure but attractive palm from New Guinea which deserves wider attention. Low light tolerant, an
ideal choice for the shaded plant-conservatory where it will require plenty of water and a good rich loamy
soil. An unusual palm, with wedge-shaped leaflets and a slim trunk.

Photo copyright 1998, Jody Haynes; taken at Fairchild Tropical Garden.

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