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Australian Arenga Palm
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 hundred leaflets per leaf. The leaflets are notched at the end, with blunt ended leaflets at the tip of the frond. It produces clusters of yellow flowers firstly from the leaf bases higher up the plant, and then progressively down the plant. The fruit are reddish or purple in colour and 1 cm to 2 cm long. Individual trunks die after flowering
fronds to 4m
found in coastal rainforest and vine forest
Australian Arenga Palm is found in scattered areas of north coast of the Northern Territory, and on tropical Queensland coast north of Tully.
|Common Name:||Australian Arenga Palm|