Australian Native Plants

  Caryota rumphiana (Australian Fishtail Palm)


Caryota rumphiana photo
Caryota rumphiana, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

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Caryota rumphiana photo
Caryota rumphiana, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane

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PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Caryota rumphiana in Australia

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


Common Name
Australian Fishtail Palm

Description
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 black and about 20mm in diameter. It grows too large for a small garden but is a magnificent palm for parks and large gardens.

Height
to 18m

Spread
to 6m

Habitat
Low altitude Rainforest clearings



Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Genus:Caryota
Species:rumphiana
Common Name:Australian Fishtail Palm