Australian Native Plants

Australian Native Plants - Palms





Archontophoenix alexandrae
(Alexandra Palm)
Archontophoenix alexandrae
Height
 15m - 25m
Spread
 fronds 2m - 3m
The Alexandra Palm is an elegant self-cleaning palm with a pale green crownshaft. The pinnate fronds are green above and paler silvery green below, and grow to about two metres long. The trunk is grey and ringed and often enlarged at the base. It... Read more >
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
(Bangalow Palm)
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
Height
 20m - 25m
Spread
 fronds 2m - 3m
The Bangalow Palm is an elegant self-cleaning palm with a pale green crownshaft. The pinnate fronds are green on both upper and lower surfaces grow two to three metres long. The trunk is grey and ringed and can grow to about 30 cm in diameter. It... Read more >
Archontophoenix maxima
(Walsh River Palm)
Archontophoenix maxima
Height
 25m
Spread
 fronds to 4m
The Walsh River Palm is the largest of the Archontophoenix species growing to twenty five metres tall with a trunk diameter of up to 30 cm (although the Mount Lewis King Palm A. purpurea is of similar proportions). The trunk is swollen at the base.... Read more >
Archontophoenix myolensis
(Myola Palm)
Archontophoenix myolensis
Height
 20m
Spread
 fronds to 4m
The Myola Palm is a tall palm growing to about twenty metres tall with a trunk diameter of up to 30 cm, and broader at the base. The pinnate fronds are green above with silvery scales on the lower surface, and grow to about four metres in length. It... Read more >
Archontophoenix purpurea
(Mount Lewis King Palm)
Archontophoenix purpurea
Height
 25m
Spread
 fronds to 4m
The Mount Lewis King Palm grows to about twenty five metres tall and has a trunk that grows to about 30 cm in diameter and broadens at the base. The fronds are pinnate and grow to about four metres long and have silvery scales on the underside like... Read more >
Arenga australasica
(Australian Arenga Palm)
Arenga australasica
Height
 15m-20m
Spread
 fronds to 4m
The Australian Arenga Palm is a clumping palm that grows to twenty metres tall. The plant suckers from the base and individual trunks can grow to about 30 cm in diameter. The fronds are pinnate, dark green above and paler below, and can have over a... Read more >
Calamus australis
(Lawyer Cane)
Calamus australis
Height
 climber with stems to 35m long
Lawyer Cane is a climbing palm that grows as a vine. The leaves are compound with up to forty leaflets making up the leaf. It has many prickly spines on the leaf sheaths and leaf stalks and develops long tendrils from the base of the leaves growing... Read more >
Calamus caryotoides
(Fishtail Lawyer Cane)
Calamus caryotoides
Height
 to 15m
Fishtail Lawyer Cane is a climbing palm from tropical Queensland. The stems are slender canes only growing to about 15 mm in diameter with prickly spines. Like other Calamus species, it produces long arching tendrils with prickly hooks. The compound... Read more >
Calamus moti
(Yellow Lawyer Cane)
Calamus moti
Height
 vigorous climber - canes may be tens of metres
Yellow Lawyer Cane is a climbing palm with dense bristly spines on the stems, leaf sheaths and leaf stalks. The spines on the leaf sheaths are in rows. The leaves are compound and grow to about two metres long with several dozen leaflets making up... Read more >
Calamus muelleri
(Lawyer Vine)
Calamus muelleri
Height
 stems can grow to 20m or more
Lawyer vine is a climbing palm with slender spiny stems. The leaves are pinnate and up to 50 cm long, with up to a dozen leaflets. It has long tendrils with sharp curved hooks extending from opposite each leaf. These assist the plant with climbing... Read more >
Carpentaria acuminata
(Carpentaria Palm)
Carpentaria acuminata
Height
 10m - 20m
Spread
 fronds 2m to 4m
The Carpentaria Palm is a tall elegant solitary feather-leaved palm that grows to about twenty metres tall. The trunk is grey with rings that are fairly widely spaced.. It has a crown of up to a dozen pinnate dark green fronds about two to four... Read more >
Caryota rumphiana
(Australian Fishtail Palm)
Caryota rumphiana
Height
 to 18m
Spread
 to 6m
The Australian Fishtail Palm is a fast growing single trunked palm palm tree with dark green bipinnate fronds, and pale grey or dark tan trunk with widely spaced rings. It has no crownshaft. The inflorescence is cream and the round fruit is red to... Read more >
Cocos nucifera
(Coconut Palm)
Cocos nucifera
Height
 10m - 30m
Spread
 fronds 3m - 4m
The Coconut Palm is a smooth-trunked self-cleaning palm that grows to about thirty metres tall. The trunk is often leaning at an angle and enlarged at the base. The pinnate fronds grow to four or five metres long and have about two hundred long... Read more >
Hedyscepe canterburyana
(Big Mountain Palm)
Hedyscepe canterburyana
Height
 10m
Big Mountain Palm is a solitary feather-leaved palm with a slender ringed trunk growing to ten metres tall. The crownshaft is greyish green and the green fronds are pinnate and arch downwards. Creamy coloured flowers are produced in branched... Read more >
Howea belmoreana
(Curly Palm)
Howea belmoreana
Height
 8m
Spread
 fronds to 3m
The Curly Palm is an elegant palm with greyish ringed trunk, growing to about ten metres in height. It has a crown of arching pinnate fronds with dark green leaflets which are somewhat angled. The palm has no crownshaft. It is similar in appearance... Read more >
Howea forsteriana
(Kentia Palm)
Howea forsteriana
Height
 10m
Spread
 fronds to 3m
The Kentia Palm is an popular palm with dark green ringed trunk to 15 cm in diameter, growing to about ten metres in height but often smaller. It has a crown of arching pinnate fronds with dark green drooping leaflets that can grow to three metres... Read more >
Laccospadix australasica
(Atherton Palm)
Laccospadix australasica
Height
 7m
Atherton Palm is an attractive palm that can be seen as a solitary palm or a clumping palm with multiple trunks. It can grow to about seven metres in height with trunk up to 10 cm in diameter in solitary specimens, but clumping plants are lower with... Read more >
Lepidorrhachis mooreana
(Little Mountain Palm)
Lepidorrhachis mooreana
Height
 3m
Little Mountain Palm is a small solitary trunked palm from Lord Howe Island growing to about three metres tall. It is the only member of the Lepidorrhachis genus. The leaves are pinnate and grow to about 1.5 m long. Creamy coloured flowers are... Read more >
Linospadix minor
(Minor Walking Stick Palm)
Linospadix minor
Height
 1m - 2m
The Minor Walking Stick Palm is a small clustering palm growing to about two metres tall but can grow as tall as five metres. The trunk diameter of up to 2 cm, but usually less. It has pinnate fronds with dark green leaflets, with the end pair of... Read more >
Linospadix monostachya
(Walking Stick Palm)
Linospadix monostachya
Height
 3m
The Walking Stick Palm is a small solitary palm growing to about two or three metres tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 3 cm. It has dark green pinnate fronds with end two leaflets broader than the others. The flowering spike is long and slender,... Read more >
Nypa fruticans
(Mangrove Palm)
Nypa fruticans
Height
 9m
The Mangrove Palm is an unusual palm with an underground horizontal trunk. The fronds grow upwards from the ground and can grow to nine metres tall, with about half a dozen leaves per plant. It produces clusters of flowers with both male and female... Read more >
Oraniopsis appendiculata
(Bronze Palm)
Oraniopsis appendiculata
Height
 6m - 20m
The Bronze Palm is a solitary palm growing to about ten metres in height (although very old plants can grow to twenty metres), and is the only species in the genus Oraniopsis. The fronds grow to six metres long and are pinnate with long narrow... Read more >
Ptychosperma elegans
(Solitaire Palm)
Ptychosperma elegans
Height
 10m
Solitaire Palm is a solitary slender palm with grey trunk and green crownshaft, growing to about ten metres tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 10 cm in diameter. It has an elegant crown of pinnate fronds that grow to about three metres long. The... Read more >
Ptychosperma macarthurii
(MacArthur Palm)
Ptychosperma macarthurii
Height
 9m
Macarthur Palm is an elegant clumping palm that grows up to nine metres tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 6 cm. The pinnate fronds grow to about three metres. It produces flower spikes up to 45cm long of yellowish green flowers from the base of... Read more >
Rhopalostylis baueri
(Norfolk Island Palm)
Rhopalostylis baueri
Height
 12m
Spread
 fronds 3m
Norfolk Island Palm is a palm growing to about twelve metres tall with a green to grey trunk that grows to about 30 cm in diameter. It has pinnate fronds that grow to about three metres in length. The branched flower spike is produced at the base of... Read more >
Wodyetia bifurcata
(Foxtail Palm)
Wodyetia bifurcata
Height
 to 10m
Spread
 fronds 2m - 3m long
The Foxtail Palm is an attractive self-cleaning palm with tall grey ringed trunk and green crown shaft. The plant grows to ten metres tall. The fronds are long and feathery and give rise to the common name of foxtail. The flowers grow from the... Read more >