Basselinia eriostachys
(Drip Tip)

palm DATA

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.

Conservation

Very limited range, and many of the areas that this palm exists are being used as mahogany plantations Рwhen 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. 

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