Plant Profile

Burretiokentia vieillardii

(bur-ret-ee-oh-kent-EE-ah) (vee-ehl-LAHR-dee)

Vieillard’s Kentia Palm

Subfamily Arecoideae

Tribe Areceae

Subtribe Basseliniinae

Burretiokentia vieillardii is found in the rainforests, of New Caledonia. This species is widespread throughout the mainland.

In rain forest on slopes or in gallery forest. Substrate: On ground more or less deep on ultramafic and sedimentary substrate (shale), schistose or ultramafic rocks. It occurs from one end of the island to the other, seemingly wherever one enters the forest, and often forms large, gregarious populations. 400-1300 m. elevation

“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