Livistona rigida

Livistona rigida

Livistona rigida

(Mataranka or Gregory River fan palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Livistona rigida

Common name(s)

Mataranka fan palm, Gregory River fan palm

Fruit colour; life form

Black; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This solitary, fan-leafed palm is found in western Queensland and the Northern Territory. Old leaves surround the trunk, the stiff leaves are up to 4 m long, petiole to 2 m with firm prickles along the margins. Fruit to 2 cm diameter, black.