Licuala ramsayi

Licuala ramsayi

Licuala ramsayi

(Australian or Mission Beach fan palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Licuala ramsayi

Common name

Australian fan palm, Mission Beach fan palm

Fruit colour; life form

Orange-red; palm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A solitary, fan-leaved palm with a slender, dark grey trunk, leaves are fan-shaped, appearing circular but are actually composed of numerous wedge-shaped segments to 2 m across. The long petiole is spiny at the base. Fruit orange-red about 1 cm diameter.