Plant Profile

Calyptrocalyx pachystachys

(kah-lip-troh-KAH-liks) (pahk-ih-STAHK-iss)

Calyptrocalyx pachystachys

Subfamily Arecoideae

Tribe Areceae

Subtribe Linospadicinae

Narrow ringed trunk, with slender crownshaft. Height: To nearly 2 meters. Leaf detail: Pinnately compound, alternately opposed, widely spaced, elliptical leaflets, with finely drawn out tips, and a midrib, which tends to hold the pinnae perpendicular to the rachis, reddish maroon, new emergent leaf.  – Palmpedia

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

Origin Map from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens