BRONZE PALM FACTS
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Grey Palm, Orania Palm
The Bronze Palm is a solitary palm growing to about ten metres in height (although very old plants can grow to twenty metres), and is the only species in the genus Oraniopsis. The fronds grow to six metres long and are pinnate with long narrow leaflets and are green with greyish underside. Fronds are stiff and held fairly upright giving the crown an inverted conical shape. The flower clusters are up to 1.2 metres long and produce male and female flowers on separate plants. The fruit is yellow or orange when ripe. This palm is very slow growing and does not start forming a trunk for twenty years or more.
6m - 20m
grows as understorey plant in rainforest on mountain ranges
Oraniopsis appendiculata is found in north east Queensland
|Common Name:||Bronze Palm|