Arenga pinnata

Arenga pinnata

palm tree

(Sugar Palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Arenga pinnata

Common name

Sugar Palm

Fruit colour; life form

Black; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

A solitary pinnate palm with long pinnate leaves, the trunk is clothed with the persistent fibre from the black leaf sheaths and their bases. The fruit, to 7 cm long, is dull green to black when ripe.