Pritchardia remota

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Endemic to Hawaii
Common names: Unknown Conservation status: Unknown

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This species, from the tiny Hawaiian island of Nihoa, is one of the smallest in the genus, reaching a height of just 5 m (16 ft.). Its trunk is flexuous and slender, growing to only 15 cm (6 in.) in diameter; the crown is dense; and the leaves appear somewhat ruffled. Since its habitat is one of the driest and northernmost of all Pritchardia, it seems to be better adapted to Mediterranean-type climates than any other species in the genus.

Photo copyright 1998, Jody Haynes; young plant at the Tropical Research & Education Center, Homestead, FL.

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