Habitat: New Caledonia
Notes: Formerly known as Basselinia gracilis (which is now a separate palm), this palm has a red to purple crownshaft and various leaf forms.
Cold Hardiness: Can handle a protected spot in a Mediterranean climate.
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 very fast palm and does not recover well from disturbance.