Calyptrocalyx elegans

COMMON NAME

Mara palm, fireball palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Solitary or clustering. A very small tropical palm. Leaf detail: Bifid split v-shaped leaf, often with some other divisions in the leaf, emergent new leaf, is bright red-orange, to maroon, other fine leaf forms occur, within the same species.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Papua New Guinea and the nearby Maluku Islands

NATIVE HABITAT

Rainforest

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

hmonaconatureencyclopedia.com

nparks.gov.sg



Calyptrocalyx elegans