Kerriodoxa elegans Dransfield
|Synonymy: None||Distribution: Southern Thailand|
|Common names: White elephant palm||Conservation status: Unknown, probably vulnerable|
Kerriodoxa elegans in habitat on Phuket Island, Thailand.
Endemic to Thailand, where it grows as a understory palm, this palm requires a tropical climate and will also do well in containers. The petioles have very sharp margins and fronds are shiny green on the top and white beneath.
Top photo courtesy and copyright © 1998, Mike Maxson, Palms of the World. Second photo courtesy and copyright © 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, Thailand.Third photo copyright © 1998, Jody Haynes. Bottom photo courtesy and copyright © 1998, Geoff Stein.
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