Basselinia gracilis

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Figure 1. B. gracilis

Distribution & Habitat:[edit]

Found all over New Caledonia, from sea level to mountain tops, from rainforest, to fully exposed situations.


Clustering although occasionally single trunked emergent palm to about 8m. Very colourful crownshaft. Highly variable.


A common collectors palm, and by far the most commonly grown of the Basselinia.


Easily grown in light shade, and moist well drained soil.

Figure 2. B. gracilis
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Figure 11. B. gracilis

Contributed by:[edit]

Rolf Kyburz (Figure 1-11)

External Links:[edit]

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, GoogleImages, Flickr, PalmTalk