Livistona mariae (Central Australian Cabbage Palm)
Central Australian Cabbage Palm (Livistona mariae), Palm Valley, Finke Gorge National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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Livistona mariae palms (also known as Red Cabbage Palms), Palm Valley, NT
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Central Australian Cabbage Palm
Palm Valley Palm, Red Cabbage Palm
Central Australian Cabbage Palm is a solitary fan palm growing to about twenty five metres tall with a trunk of about 30 cm in diameter. It develops a dense crown of up to fifty leaves which are shiny green with waxy underside. New fronds are reddish. It produces spikes of creamy flowers followed by round fruit which is black when ripe. Central Australian Cabbage Palm gets its common name from its range in the interior of Australia. This palm is the only palm species found in central Australia, and because of its small range, its conservation status is listed as "vulnerable". It is closely related to Livistona rigida.
Palm Valley in the central ranges where the permanent water supply provides suitable growing conditions
Livistona mariae is found in Finke Gorge National Park in the MacDonnell Ranges region in southern end of the Northern Territory.
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Relatives in same Genus