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Distribution & Habitat:
North-east Queensland rainforest.
A tall, single trunked palm to about 10m (30ft), very attractive, with an upright crown of leaves, and long thin leaflets, which have a greyish undersurface.
Its closest palm relatives are the Ceroxylon of South America.
Warm, sheltered and moist. Likes a rich, well drained, loamy soil, with high humidity. Unfortunately this palm is painfully slow growing which has severely hampered its take up as a garden plant. Can take light frost.
Jonathan Cruickshank (Figure 1&2)
Garry Daly (Figure 3&4)