Category Archives: Arecaceae (Palm family)

Carpentaria acuminata (Arecaceae)

Carpentaria acuminata (Carpentaria Palm) is the sole species in the genus Carpentaria, which is native to tropical coastal regions in the north of Northern Territory, Australia. Due to it’s attractive form and red fruits, it is widely grown in Cairns … Continue reading

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Laccospadix australasicus (Arecaceae)

A beautiful endemic undersotrey palm of wet mountain forests, one of the common names for this palm is the Mountain Mist Palm, inciting visions of the elegant silhouette against the dense evening mountain fog of upland rain forests. The red … Continue reading

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Archontophoenix purpurea (Arecaceae)

Alexandra Palms are majestic palms in their own right, but in the Purple Alexandra Palm, this sense of majesty is further enhanced by the purple crownshaft. In colour symbolism, purple symbolises nobility and power, among other attributes. How fitting then … Continue reading

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Normanbya normanbyi (Arecaceae)

Young tree Also known as the Black Palm, this palm is an iconic palm tree of Far North Queensland. As palms go, this palm has a very unique frond type found in very few palms – the leaflets are arranged … Continue reading

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Licuala ramsayi (Arecaceae)

Licuala ramsayi, aptly and more commonly known as the fan palm in this part of the world, forms colonies in lowland rain forest in the Daintree region. These veritable palm forests can eaily be viewed at the Marrdja Boardwalk in … Continue reading

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Nypa fruticans (Arecaceae)

A book should be written about the Nipa palm. By way of palms, it is unique, and placed in a subfamily of it’s own. Although it is not instantly obviously, subterraneanly the Nipa palm exhibits dichotomous branching – itself a … Continue reading

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Archontophoenix alexandrae (Arecaceae)

The Alexander Palm is probably one of Australia’s most well known palm contribution to tropical horticulture! The Alexander Palm is widely planted in the tropics as an ornamental probably for it’s neat and attractive foliage. The undersides of the leaflets … Continue reading

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