Verschaffeltia splendida

Verschaffeltia splendida

Verschaffeltia splendida

(Stilt palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Verschaffeltia splendida

Common name

Stilt palm

Fruit colour; life form

Dark brown; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

The distinguishing feature of this palm from the Seychelles, is the stilt roots supporting the slender stem. The leaves split irregularly with age and so appear pinnate. The dark brown fruit that are produced on hanging inflorescences, are 2-3 cm long.