Veitchia joannis

COMMON NAME

Joannis palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Veitchia joannis is a nice looking, very tall, solitary, feather palm. It is one of the taller growing veitchias commonly cultivated and can be distinguished from the other similar veitchias by the habit of the leaves which droop much below the horizontal as they age. Slender, pale gray Trunk to 100 ft tall, bulging at the base, with prominent leaf scar rings. The crown shaft is slightly swollen at the base, pale green in color, with brown scales.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Native to Fiji

NATIVE HABITAT

An emergent palm of the Fijian rainforests, but is most abundant in long abandoned villages or settlements.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

iucnredlist.org

pacsoa.org

Veitchia joannis