Australian Native Plants

  Linospadix monostachya (Walking Stick Palm)


Linospadix monostachya photo
Linospadix monostachya(walking stick palm)

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Linospadix monostachya photo
Walking Stick Flowers - Nightcap National Park

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Linospadix monostachya photo
Walking Stick Palm at Nymboi Binderay National_Park

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WALKING STICK PALM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Linospadix monostachya in Australia

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


Common Name
Walking Stick Palm

Description
The Walking Stick Palm is a small solitary palm growing to about two or three metres tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 3 cm. It has dark green pinnate fronds with end two leaflets broader than the others. The flowering spike is long and slender, arching downwards. The fruit is red and grows along the length of the spike after flowering. The trunk used to be made into walking sticks - the genus used to known as Bacularia (from the Latin baculum which means meaning stick or staff). They can be grown as garden plants in deep shade in suitable climate.

Height
3m

Habitat
grows as an understorey plant in subtropical rainforest such as Lamington National Park and Mt Tambourine

Distribution
Linospadix monostachya is found in north east New South Wales and south east Queensland



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


Relatives in same Genus
  Linospadix minor