Clustering palm forming dense clumps. Trunks to 5 m or more tall, often leafy to the base. Leaves 2-3 m long, crowded, dark green. Leaflets narrowly wedgeshaped, jagged. Buds pink. Flowers yellowish. Fruit about 1.5 cm across, purpleblack, 1 seeded.
India to SE Asia
Commonly grown in the tropics and successful in a sunny, sheltered position in some temperate zones. Each trunk dies after the fruit of the lowermost inflorescence has matured.
Multi-trunked, bipinnate-leaved palm with narrow wedge-shaped shiny green leaflets.
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.