Rhapis excelsa

Rhapis excelsa

Rhapis excelsa

(Lady palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Rhapis excelsa

Common name

Lady palm

Fruit colour; life form

Black; black

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small, densely clustering, fan palm from China is easily recognised because there are fewer than 10 segments per leaf. The slender stems are covered with a brown fibre. Fruit are produced on small inflorescences among the leaves, and fruit are 1 cm long and black.