CURLY PALM FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Curly Palm is an elegant palm with greyish ringed trunk, growing to about ten metres in height. It has a crown of arching pinnate fronds with dark green leaflets which are somewhat angled. The palm has no crownshaft. It is similar in appearance to Howea forsteriana (The Kentia Palm). The flowers are produced on long linear hanging spikes. The fruit are oval and grow along the length of the flower spike after flowering. It grows well in cooler parts of the subtropics and warm temperate areas. It is not as commonly grown in cultivation as H. forsteriana and is somewhat smaller and slower growing.
forested mountain slopes
Howea belmoreana is found only on Lord Howe Island
Spread: fronds to 3m
|Common Name:||Curly Palm|
Relatives in same Genus