Plant Profile

Burretiokentia hapala

(bur-ret-ee-oh-kent-EE-ah) (hah-PAH-lah)

Dreadlock Palm

Subfamily Arecoideae

Tribe Areceae

Subtribe Basseliniinae

Endemic to New Caledonia. This species occurs in the north of Grande Terre (main island). habitat In rain forest, on slopes and in gallery forest. On ground more or less steep slopes, or alluvial sedimentary origin, rarely mixed with limestone contributions

“The native range of this species is N. New Caledonia. It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.” – Kew

Origin Map from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens