Borassus heineanus

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New Guinea Palmyra Palm
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Borassus
Species: B. heineanus
Binomial name
Borassus heineanus

Borassus heineanus is a species of a very large solitary palmate palm, fan palm in the Arecaceae family. Its common name is the New Guinea Palmyra Palm. It is found only in New Guinea.[1] It is threatened by habitat loss.

Borassus heineanus grows up to 20m tall, with bluish/green deeply cut leaves up tp 3.2m across. The petioles have very sharp edges which can give a nasty cut to the unwary.[2][3]