Ptychosperma macarthurii

COMMON NAME

Macarthur palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Attractive medium growing clumping palm with multiple slender trunk up to 30 ft tall and appearing bamboo-like. Leaflets are notched or toothed at the apex that makes for a good ID feature. It produces bright-red fruits.  It was named for Sir William Macarthur (1800–1882), who was one of the most active and influential horticulturists in Australia in the mid-to-late 19th century.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Northern Territory and Queensland in Australia, and also in New Guinea

NATIVE HABITAT

Occurs in dense rainforests associated with lowland springs near the margins of riverine floodplains. The soils typically comprise deep organic clay loams without humus development. Within the rainforest patches the species will grow in a wide range of light condition

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

pacsoa.org

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptychosperma_elegans



Ptychosperma macarthurii