Stems slender, prickly. Leaves to about 60 cm long, prickly. Leaflets 15-20, each 10-20 cm long, narrow, dark green, margins spiny. Panicles to 1 m long. Fruit about 1 cm wide, globose, spiny.
Queensland, New South Wales
Occurs in rainforest.
Grows readily in well-drained soil in shade.
C. viminalis Willd. from India and Malaysia is a vigorous cluster-forming slender climber. Stems prickly. Leaves to about 1.5 m long. Leaf sheaths with brown to blackish felt of hair and long whip-tip. Leaflets numerous, clustered, narrow, pale green. Panicles to 2 m long. Fruit about 1 cm across, yellow, beaked. Although spiny, this is an attractive palm. Needs room to develop and semi-shade.
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.