Archontophoenix alexandrae (F. Muell.) H. Wendl. & Drude

Alexandra Palm

Trunk to 30 m tall, grey, base enlarged and bulging. Crownshaft light green, waxy. Leaves slightly twisted, arranged in a graceful semi-round crown. Leaflets dark green above, silvery beneath. Flowers creamy white. Fruit about 1.5 cm long, bright red.


Occurs naturally in swamps and beside streams in very wet rainforest, usually in the lowlands but sometimes up to 1000 m altitude.

Most suitable for tropical and subtropical regions but also grown in warm temperate regions particularly in coastal districts.

Slender woody trunk prominently bulging at the base; long tubular light green waxy crownshaft; leaflets silvery beneath; creamy white flowers; small red fruit.

NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney).

Source: Jones, D; Spencer, R. (2005). Arecaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae