Laccospadix australasicus

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Figure 1. A clumping L. australasicus in the

Contents

Synonymy:

None

Common Names:

Atherton Palm

Distribution:

North-eastern Queensland.

Habitat:

Rainforest.

Description:

An attractive, medium sized palm feather palm, solitary or clumping to about 8m. Has long, pendulous infructescences of bright red fruit.

General:

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist. An easy and attractive plant for the garden. Grows well as far south as Sydney.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Figure 2. The distinctive infructescences.


Contributed by:

Mike Gray

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