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Genus Lepidorrhachis Family Arecaceae

Description: Stout palms.

Leaves pinnate, with sheathing leaf bases forming a rather loose crownshaft.

Inflorescences panicle-like, much branched, borne below the crownshaft. Flowers sessile on notched rachillas, in groups of 3, with 2 male laterally and 1 female between them, the latter developing later.

Fruit globose.


Habit
Photo S. Patterson

Distribution and occurrence: Endemic to Lord Howe Island; 1 species.

Text by KL Wilson (Jan 2013)
Taxon concept: PS Green (1994) Flora of Australia vol. 49

One species in NSW: Lepidorrhachis mooreana

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