BIG MOUNTAIN PALM FACTS
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Big Mountain Palm
Big Mountain Palm is a solitary feather-leaved palm with a slender ringed trunk growing to ten metres tall. The crownshaft is greyish green and the green fronds are pinnate and arch downwards. Creamy coloured flowers are produced in branched clusters from below the crownshaft. The fruit are red when ripe and quite large at about 4 cm in diameter. It gets its common name from is habitat on the slopes of Lord Howe Island's largest mountains. This palm is becoming more popular in cultivation where it is best suited to the cooler parts of the subtropics and warmer temperate climates.
grows in forest and exposed slopes
Hedyscepe canterburyana is found only on Lord Howe Island.
|Common Name:||Big Mountain Palm|