GEBANG PALM FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Gebang Palm is a fan palm growing up to twenty metres tall. The large fan shaped fronds grow to six metres long, and divided into up to a hundred grey green segments. Old frond sheaths remain on the trunk.. The plant produces massive flowering spikes of white or yellow flowers, up to five metres tall. The palm is monocarpic - this means that the whole plant dies after flowering once; however it does not flower until it is about thirty or more years of age. the fruit is green or brownish and up to 30 mm in diameter.
found in grassland, riversides, open forest and rainforest
Corypha utan is found in India and southern Asia. In Australia it is found in northern parts of Northern Territory and Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.
Spread: fronds 4m to 6m
|Common Name:||Gebang Palm|