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Australian Fan Palm
Distribution & Habitat:
River banks, and swamps of north-east Queensland rainforest.
A very beautiful palm, with a single trunk up to 15 metres, and large (to 2 metres across) almost circular leaves. Silhouettes of the leaves against the sky are a very popular image from the rainforests of north Queensland.
This is one of the most cold tolerant of the Licualas, (apart from L. spinosa), but is still a tropical/sub-tropical plant, and definately not frost hardy. As a youngster it prefers quite heavy shade, but its an emergent plant so adults are sun-hardy. Unfortunately, it is a very slow grower, but its still a highly desirable plant for a warm shady nook.
Jeff Nugent - Permaculture Plants (Figures 2,3&4).
Ian Edwards (Figure 5)