Livistona lanuginosa

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Figure 1. L. lanuginosa, near the Burdekin Dam, north Queensland.




Common Names:

Cape River Fan Palm
Livistona sp. 'Cape River'


Cape River, north Queensland.


Open forest.


A large fan palm, similar in appearance to L. mariae and L. rigida, and having very grey waxy leaves. It has the largest fruit of any Australian Livistona, approximately 30mm in diameter.



Sunny, moist position. Very drought hardy.

Figure 2. L. lanuginosa
Figure 3. L. lanuginosa

Contributed by:

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target="new"Daryl O'Connor, (Figures 1,2&3)

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