SAND PALM FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Sand Palm is a fairly small palm with a fairly slender trunk that grows to about ten metres tall. The fronds are fan-shaped with partially divided segments. Old frond leaf bases remain on the trunk. It produces large clusters of creamy yellow flowers on spikes that extend above the crown making an attractive display. The flowers are followed by oval fruit which turn black when they ripen. The Sand Palm is a fairly slow growing plant. The palm is very common around Darwin.
open forest with high rainfall where sufficient water is available
Livistona humilis is found in the far north of the Northern Territory.
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Relatives in same Genus