Bentinckia Nicobarica tagged posts

Dec 2016 – Bentinckia Nicobarica

Bentinckia Nicobarica

Bentinckia Nicobarica
(Bentinck Palm, Beninckia Palm)

Superficially, this palm closely resembles the widely cultivated Bungalow Palm but can be immediately distinguished by the longer crownshaft, the intricately branched inflorescence and the leathery leaflets which have two blunt lobes at the apex.

It is a very tall, slender species reaching upwards of 15 meter and has a graceful crown of dark green pinnate fronds which often twist along the rachis. The small, round fruit are scarlet when ripe. The species is endemic to the Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean and is widely grown in tropical countries.

Being very cold-sensitive it is best suited to the hot, humid lowlands and once established is fast growing.

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Palm Species


Actinorhytis Calapparia
Aiphanes Caryotifolia
Archontophoenix Alexandrae (Alexander Palm)
Areca Catechu Var (White Betel Nut Palm)
Areca Catechu (Betel Nut Palm)
Areca Triandra
Areca Vestiara (Orange Crownshaft Palm)
Arecastrum Romanzoffianum
Arenga Hockeriana
Arenga Listeri
Arenga Pinnata
Asterogyne Martiana


Beccariophoenix Madagancariensi
Bentinckia Condapanna
Bentinckia Nicobarica (Beninckia Palm)
Bismarckia Nobilis
Bismarckia Nobilis Silver (Silver Bismarck)
Borassodendron Machadonis
Borassus Flabellifer (Sea Apple)
Brahea Edulis (Guadaloupe Palm)
Butia Capitata (Jelly Palm, Wine Palm)


Carludovica jundle drums
Carludovica palmata
Carpenteria acuminata
Caryota cumingii
Caryota mitis
Caryota no
Caryota rumphiana
Caryota spp
Caryota urens
Chamaedorea ahorina
Chamaedorea atro...

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