Normanbya normanbyi

COMMON NAME

Queensland black palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A tall, handsome palm, growing about 60 feet tall, with a 12 foot leaf spread. The trunk is smooth, slender, and closely ringed, and becomes almost black as the palm gets older.  The bushy appearance of the fronds is very similar to the Foxtail palm, Wodyetia bifurcata. In fact, the two palms are very difficult to tell apart, the main difference being that N. normanbyi has a silverish tinge to the underside of the leaves.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

North-eastern Queensland, Australia

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows in wet rainforests, often along rivers or creeks, and also in swampy areas in lowlands, up to 300 m. elevation

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

pacsoa.org

iucnredlist.org



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