Cyphophoenix nucele

COMMON NAME

​Lifou Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A medium/tall emergant feather palm, to about 15 metres, with a prominantly ringed trunk. It has spreading leaves (not arched), with dark green leaflets.  A very rare palm, with fewer than 100 plants estimated to be left in the wild.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Endemic only to Lifou Is. New Caledonia

NATIVE HABITAT

Found at 50 m elevation on decomposed limestone in coastal rainforest

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

pacsoa.org



Cyphophoenix nucele