Balaka microcarpa

palm DATA

Habitat: Southeastern Viti Levu, Fiji

Notes:  Lovely slender understory palm with wide, spaced out leaflets.

Cold Hardiness: Requires Tropical Setting


Very limited range, and many of the areas that this palm exists are being used as mahogany plantations – when these trees are harvested, little thought will be given to preserving the palms that have grown under their shade. This is not a fast palm and does not recover well from disturbance.