Ptychosperma macarthurii

Ptychosperma macarthurii

Ptychosperma macarthurii

(MacArthur palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Ptychosperma macarthurii

Common name

MacArthur palm

Fruit colour; life form

Red; palm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This Queensland and New Guinea palm is usually found as a clumping palm, but very infrequently it may have only a single trunk. Annular rings are prominent. The leaves are pinnate to 2 m long and the terminal pair of pinnae are basally fused. Fruit bright red to 2 cm long.