Common name: Broad-leaved Palm Lily
Cordyline petiolaris (Domin) Pedley APNI*
Description: Shrub to 5 m high, often sprawling and branched.
Leaves elliptic, 30–80 cm long, 4–12 cm wide, lamina often bent downwards about the middle and irregularly toothed or frayed and often split at apex, base narrowed into inrolled petiole; petiole 15–45 cm long, tubular in section.
Panicles 20–40 cm long; scape 25–50 cm long, becoming pendulous; pedicels c. 0.5 mm long. Perianth glabrous, white to mauve; tepals equal, 6–7.5 mm long.
Fruit 0.7–10 mm diam., red.
Distribution and occurrence: Coastal lowlands and ranges, north from the Nambucca River to SW of Gladstone, Qld.
In warmer rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden & KL Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993) and L Pedley (1986) Flora of Australia 46: 84.
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