Greek hedys – sweet or pleasant, scepe – covering, referring to the common name Umbrella Palm.
A single species genus. For description see H. canterburyana.
Seeds germinate erratically over 5-18 months.
1 species on Lord Howe Island.
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.