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Genus Archontophoenix Family Arecaceae

Description: Arborescent, the stems enlarged at the base, leaf scars often prominent.

Leaves pinnately divided; leaf bases sheathing, not persistent on trunk.

Inflorescence divided into numerous pendent spikes; spathe 2-valved. Flowers unisexual, usually 3 together, sessile, purple, the lateral ones male, the central one female. Perianth 3-merous. Ovary 1-locular.

Fruit globose, pink to red; pericarp fleshy.


Habit
Photo T.M. Tame

Flower
Photo T.M. Tame

Distribution and occurrence: World: 3 species, endemic Australia. Australia: Qld & N.S.W.

Text by A. K. Brooks
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

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