Bismarckia nobilis

Bismarckia nobilis

Bismarckia nobilis

(Bismarckia Palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Bismarckia nobilis

Common name

Bismarckia Palm

Fruit colour; life form

Brown; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

A very distinctive species from Madagascar has a stout trunk and large blue-green palmate leaves. The stems are armed with small sharp teeth. Plants are either male or female. Fruit is broadly ellipsoidal, brown to 3 cm long.