Wodyetia bifurcata

Wodyetia bifurcata

Wodyetia bifurcata

(Foxtail palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Wodyetia bifurcata

Common name

Foxtail palm

Fruit colour; life form

Red; palm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This palm is endemic to the Cape Melville area on Cape York, where it grows among large granite boulders in full sun. A solitary palm not unlike Normanbya it can be distinguished by the very bushy pinnate leaves formed by the pinnae dividing again. Fruit red to 6.5 cm long. It is now grown widely in parks and gardens.