|Synonymy: None||Distribution: Coastal Cape York Peninsula and Northern Territory, Australia|
|Common names: Australian arenga palm||Conservation status: Vulnerable|
Photo copyright © 1998, Jody Haynes; taken at Fairchild Tropical Garden.
An interesting and strong-growing palm from Queensland's coastal districts, it performs well as a house- or
conservatory plant, tolerating low light, and growing rather fast to produce a good-sized plant in a number
of years. Like its smaller cousin A. engleri, it has unusual leaflets like fishes tails. Moist, rich, peaty soil and
a good supply of water suit it best.
Photos courtesy and copyright © 1997, Mark Wuschke; palms in habitat on Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia.
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