Spineless palm to 8 m or more tall, with a slender grey leaf-scar-ringed trunk, the rings 2-5 cm apart. Crownshaft tubular, bluish-green to silvery, about 50 cm long. Leaves feather-shaped, 1.5-2 m long, arching in a dense crown. Leaflets dark green, stiffly erect. Flowers unisexual but both sexes on the same plant, cream-coloured. Panicle arising from the base of the crownshaft. Fruit to 5 cm long, 4 cm wide, ellipsoid, dull red. [Kentia canterburyana C. Moore & F. Muell.]
Lord Howe Island
Grows naturally in mountainous forests and high cliffs. Very ornamental but with specialised requirements and uncommonly grown.
Trunk slender, ringed; crownshaft prominent, bluish-green to silvery; leaves arching, feather-shaped in a flat crown with stiffly erect leaflets.
NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney). Vic: Melbourne (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens)).
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.