Australian Native Plants

  Livistona alfredii (Millstream Palm)


Livistona alfredii photo
Livistona alfredii

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MILLSTREAM PALM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Livistona alfredii in Australia

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


Common Name
Millstream Palm

Description
The Millstream Palm is a medium sized solitary fan palm growing to about ten metres in height. The fronds are grey green in colour on stalks about a metre long. After the leaves die, the stalks remain on the upper part of the trunk. The flowers are cream or yellow coloured and are produced in spring and summer from September to January. The fruit are round and about3 cm to 4 cm in diameter, turning dark brown when they ripen. It is not a common palm in cultivation, and is a slow growing species.

Height
10m

Habitat
found near margins of permanent water

Distribution
Livistona alfredii is found in north west parts of Western Australia mainly around the Hamersley Ranges south of Karratha, including the Millstream-Chichester National Park.

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Genus:Livistona
Species:alfredii
Common Name:Millstream Palm


Relatives in same Genus
  Livistona australis
  Livistona decipiens
  Livistona humilis
  Livistona mariae
  Livistona rigida