Aiphanes horrida

Aiphanes horrida

Aiphanes horrida

(Coyure Palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Aiphanes horrida

Common name

Coyure Palm

Fruit colour; life form

Red; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

A solitary palm with pinnate leaves, wickedly armed with long sharp spines on nearly all parts, even the leaf surfaces. Leaflets are broad at the tips. The round fruits are bright red with an orange endocarp, 1-2.3 cm diameter.