||From Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia
|| Tapering to a point
||Kentia acuminata H.Wendl. & Drude
||Exotic: Cultivated Only
||Northern Territory, Australia
Carpentaria acuminata is a common cultivated palm of about 10-15m. It can be recognised from its long and arching fronds.
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.
ReferencesNParks. (2009) Trees of Our Garden City: A Guide to the Common Trees of Singapore. 2nd Edition. National Parks Board, Singapore. 382 pp.
Posted Date: 2014-09-21 / Modified Date: 2014-09-20