Carpentaria acuminata

Carpentaria acuminata

Carpentaria acuminata

(Carpentaria Palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Carpentaria acuminata

Common name

Carpentaria Palm

Fruit colour; life form

Yellow-red; palm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

Endemic to the Northern Territory, this solitary palm has a slender, grey trunk that is slightly enlarged at the base, the rings are well spaced. Pinnate leaves forms a graceful arching crown, old leaves shed regularly. Fruit yellow to red to 1 cm long have a yellow cupule at the base. Cyclone resistant.