Livistona muelleri

Livistona muelleri

Livistona muelleri

(Dwarf fan palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Livistona muelleri

Common name

Dwarf fan palm

Fruit colour; life form

Blue, black; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

A solitary, fan-leafed palm commonly found from the Innisfail area to the tip of Cape York and into southern New Guinea, the trunk is clothed by the remains of the old leaves. Leaves form a dense crown, petiole to 1 m long, curved thorns present, blade usually less than 1 m long. Fruit blue to black to 0.6 cm diameter.