Bentinckia nicobarica

Bentinckia nicobarica

Bentinckia nicobarica

(Nicobar Palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Bentinckia nicobarica

Common name

Nicobar Palm

Fruit colour; life form

Black; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

From the Nicobar islands in the Indian Ocean, this elegant solitary palm has arching pinnate leaves and a light green crown shaft. Fruit globular, black, about 1 cm diameter, and the single seed is grooved on one side.