Australian Native Plants

  Licuala ramsayi (Australian Fan Palm)


Licuala ramsayi photo
Australian Fan Palm - a beautiful palm for warm shady spot

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AUSTRALIAN FAN PALM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Licuala ramsayi in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Australian Fan Palm

Other Names
Queensland Fan Palm

Description
The Australian Fan Palm is an attractive rainforest palm with single trunk and large round leaves to 2m diameter. The leaves have a windmill appearance of wedge-shaped segments joined together. The leaflet tips are serrated around the margins.

Height
to 15m

Habitat
Rainforest river banks and swamps

Propagation
Fairly easily grown from fresh seed - the fresher the seed, the higher the germination.

Distribution
north-east Queensland from just north of Townville to Cape York.

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Genus:Licuala
Species:ramsayi
Common Name:Australian Fan Palm