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Carpentaria Palms (grove)

Carpentaria acuminata

Description:

Carpentaria acuminata, commonly known as the Carpentaria Palm, belongs to the palm family Arecaceae, and is an Australian native. It is the sole species in the genus Carpentaria, and originates from the tropical coastal regions in the north of Northern Territory, Australia. It's a slender palm, growing to 20 m tall, with a trunk 12-15 cm diameter. The leaves are pinnate, 3-4 m long.

Habitat:

Grows in canopy or sub-canopy of rainforest, Allosyncarpia forest, vine forest and swamp forest on sandy to heavy clay lom soils. These specimens were spotted in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt. Coot-Tha, in a large and well-established sub-tropical rainforest section of the gardens.

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2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

It certainly is. The Picabeen Palms are very similar, and also in beautiful rainforest areas.

Frederic Ansermoz
Frederic Ansermoz 8 years ago

It must be really nice to take a stroll among those trees

Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Jun 20, 2013
Submitted on Jun 26, 2013

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