Plant Profile

Calyptrocalyx leptostachys

(kah-lip-troh-KAH-liks) (lep-toh-STAHK-iss)

Dwarf Palm

Subfamily Arecoideae

Tribe Areceae

Subtribe Linospadicinae

A very small palm. Leaf detail: Bifid v-shaped, undivided, new emergent leaf is reddish orange, with faint light green stripping, leaf size is large, in comparison to the size of the palm. A rare dwarf palm with undivided leaves and a reddish new emergent leaf. – Palmpedia

“The native range of this species is Papua New Guinea (Mt. Yule). It is a shrub and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.” – Kew

Origin Map from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens