Dense clustering palm with slender stems to 3 m tall. Leaves slightly twisted. Leaflets narrow, linear, in 1 plane, stiff, 28-32 on each side, to 3 cm wide, crowded, dark green above, silvery beneath, toothed at the tip only; terminal leaflets 3 lobed and 3 veined. Buds orange, waxy. Flowers reddish-purple (male) and green to cream (female). Fruit round, red to purple, to 4 cm wide, seeds 3, each to 3 cm long.
Taiwan, Japan (Ryukyu Islands)
A hardy ornamental palm but only moderately popular in cultivation. Excellent under established trees.
Dense clustering habit; slender stems covered with coarse fibres; narrow leaflets silvery beneath; prominent orange waxy buds and red to purplish fruit.
NSW:Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney).
Source: (2005). Arecaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.