Pritchardia pacifica

Pritchardia pacifica

Pritchardia pacifica

(Fiji fan palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Pritchardia pacifica

Common name

Fiji fan palm

Fruit colour; life form

Black; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

A feature of this solitary palm are the large fan-shaped leaves up to 2 m wide and deeply pleated. Unlike many other fan palms there are no spines along the petioles. Fruit to 1 cm diameter and black.