Archontophoenix alexandrae (F.Muell.) H.Wendl. & Drude

Etymology Genus Majestic (Archon) date palm (phoenix); referring to its majestic appearance
Species After Princess Alexandra of Denmark
Family Arecaceae
Synonyms Archontophoenix beatriceae (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey, Ptychosperma alexandrae F.Muell.
Common Names Alexandra Palm, Alexander Palm, King Palm
Status Exotic: Cultivated Only
Form Single-stem palm
Native Distribution Queensland (Australia)

Diagnostics:

Archontophoenix alexandrae is a commonly cultivated palm. The graceful single-stem palm has greyish-green leaves and crown shaft. The fronds is slightly twisted along the length to be almost vertically positioned. The leaflets are stiff and straight.


Interesting Facts:

The Alexandra Palm grows naturally along streams and swampy areas in the rainforests of Australia (Wee, 2003).


The slender and graceful form of the Alexandra Palm.

Fronds have stiff leaflets that are greyish green.

Crown shaft is smooth and greyish green.

Rings on a stem.


References

Wee YC. (2003) Tropical Trees and Shrubs: A Selection for Urban Planting. Sun Tree Publishing, USA. 392 pp.


Posted Date: 2013-09-10 / Modified Date: 2015-01-11