Dransfieldia

Distribution: 1 species in Indonesian New Guinea
LPG Area: Taveuni Trail
Growing Comments: Only described as a separate genus in 2005, Dransfieldia has only one species: D. micrantha, previously Heterospathe micrantha. The genus Dransfieldia was of course named in honor of John Dransfield, one of the best known & most respected authorities when it comes to palms. D. micrantha is a delicate & very elegant little palm, that seems to like shade, humidity & plenty of rain. Growth rate about a 4.5-5.0 on a 1-0 scale.