Hydriastele selebica (Becc.) W.J.Baker & Loo, The native range of this species is SE. Sulawesi. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. A slender beauty native to rainforests on the Island of Sulawesi (Celebes). It is best suited to tropical climates where it can be grown in sun and shade.
Hydriastele is a diverse and widespread genus of flowering plant in the palm family found throughout northern Australia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Southeast Asia. It consisted of just nine species until 2004, when molecular research, supported by morphologic similarities, led taxonomists to include the members of the Gulubia, Gronophyllum, and Siphokentia genera. About 40 species are now recognized.
The palms now classified in this genus have uniting traits but are nevertheless diverse. Pleonanthy, monoecy, crownshafts, peduncular bracts, and the lack of armament characterize all members. The trunks may be solitary or suckering and may be diminutive to robust, spanning a range of heights. The leaves are pinnate and widely varied. The inflorescences are branched into three orders with both male and female flowers, some of which are beetle-pollinated. The fruit may be ellipsoidal or spherical and colored yellow, orange, red, purple, or black when ripe, each with a single seed.