Australian Native Plants

  Livistona decipiens (Ribbon Fan Palm)


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RIBBON FAN PALM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Livistona decipiens in Australia

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


Common Name
Ribbon Fan Palm

Other Names
Weeping Cabbage Palm, Cabbage Tree Palm

Description
Livistona decipiens is an attractive palm with light green drooping finely divided leaves to 3m long. It has attractive 2m long sprays of cream flowers in summer.

Height
10m to 20m

Habitat
subtropical rainforest river banks, and coastal areas

Distribution
central Queensland

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Arecales
Family:Arecaceae
Genus:Livistona
Species:decipiens
Common Name:Ribbon Fan Palm


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