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Normanbya normanbyi

Normanbya normanbyi

(Black palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Normanbya normanbyi

Common name

Black palm

Fruit colour; life form

Pink, scarlet; palm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

A solitary palm from north-eastern Queensland, the pinnate leaves to about 2.5 m long form a crown at the top, petiole short. Pinnae are grouped, hence giving a feathery appearance to the crown, green above and white on lower surface, tips are jagged. Fruit to 3.5 cm long dark pink to scarlet.