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Ptychosperma elegans 2.jpg
Ptychosperma elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Ptychosperma
  • Seaforthia R.Br.
  • Actinophloeus (Becc.) Becc.
  • Romanowia Sander ex André
  • Strongylocaryum Burret

Ptychosperma is a genus of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family. Most are native to Australia and/or New Guinea, with a few in the Solomon Islands and in Maluku Province of eastern Indonesia. Some have been cultivated abroad as house or garden plants, and reportedly naturalized in certain regions (Caribbean, Polynesia, Fiji, Florida).[1][2]

It contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.