Carpentaria acuminata (H.Wendl. & Drude) Becc.

Etymology Genus From Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia
Species Tapering to a point
Family Arecaceae
Synonyms Kentia acuminata H.Wendl. & Drude
Common Names Carpentaria Palm
Status Exotic: Cultivated Only
Form Single-stem palm
Native Distribution Northern Territory, Australia

Diagnostics:

Carpentaria acuminata is a common cultivated palm of about 10-15m. It can be recognised from its long and arching fronds.


Interesting Facts:

The Carpentaria Palm is said to be the fastest growing cultivated palm, maturing within 5-6 years (NParks, 2009).


Form of the Carpentaria Palm.

Fruits turn to black when ripe.

Characteristic arching frond.

Stem.


References

NParks. (2009) Trees of Our Garden City: A Guide to the Common Trees of Singapore. 2nd Edition. National Parks Board, Singapore. 382 pp.


Author: Jake
Posted Date: 2014-09-21 / Modified Date: 2014-09-20