Veitchia arecina

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Figure 1. V. arecina



V. macdanielsii, V. montgomeryana

Common Names:

Montgomery Palm

Conservation Status:

Not threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

Grows in moist rainforests on the island of Vanuatu in the New Hebrides.


A very attractive, tall, solitary, pinnate palm with a slender grey trunk to 30m high. It has a slender white crownshaft with black, gray and green speckling. Its long arching leaves have long green slightly drooping leaflets with serrated tips.


It likes a sunny, well drained position. It is very fast growing and is an excellent addition to any tropical or subtropical garden. Can tolerate mild frosts.

Contributed by:

Scott Maclean (Figure 1)

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