Australian Native Plants

  Linospadix minor (Minor Walking Stick Palm)


Linospadix minor photo
Linospadix minor near the top of Mt. Bartle Frere, Queensland, Australia

Photograph by tanetahi. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PLANT FACTS

distribution map showing range of Linospadix minor in Australia

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


Common Name
Minor Walking Stick Palm

Other Names
Walking Stick Palm

Description
The Minor Walking Stick Palm is a small clustering palm growing to about two metres tall but can grow as tall as five metres. The trunk diameter of up to 2 cm, but usually less. It has pinnate fronds with dark green leaflets, with the end pair of leaflets being broader than the others. The flower spike is about half a metre or more long, with reddish or yellowish fruit following the flowers. It is smaller than its relative Linospadix monostachya (Walking Stick Palm), hence its common name of 'minor'.

Height
1m - 2m

Habitat
grows as an understorey plant in tropical rainforest

Distribution
Linospadix minor is found in wet tropics of north east Queensland

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Genus:Linospadix
Species:minor
Common Name:Minor Walking Stick Palm


Relatives in same Genus
  Linospadix monostachya