Alakai Swamp Pritchardia

Alakai Swamp Pritchardia Plant Information


Alakai Swamp Pritchardia grows in the following 1 states:

Hawaii

Pritchardia minor, the Alakai Swamp pritchardia or loulu, is a palm native to Hawaii. It grows in wet forests in the centre of Kauai at an elevation of about 1,400 metres (4,600ft).

The Alakai Swamp Pritchardia grows up to 12 metres (39ft) high, and forms a trunk with a diameter of approximately 100 millimetres (3.9in). The leaves are yellowish when they emerge, and this color is sometimes maintained on the undersides of mature leaves. The leaves are leathery and smooth above, but the undersides are waxy and have a covering of greyish to yellowish tomentum (felt) beneath. The shiny black fruits of this palm are ovoid, about 2cm by 13mm, and contain a seed up to 15mm in diameter. It is not endangered.
This palm prefers a sunny, well drained, and moist location.

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