Trunk solitary, dwarf or 3 m tall. Leaves feather-shaped, usually erect and spreading, dark green. Leaflets narrow, widely spaced. Inflorescences arising near to ground level. Fruit about 1 cm across, globose, orange to red.
A very cold-hardy species.
Grows readily in a shady situation.
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.