Howea belmoreana (C. Moore & F. Muell.) Becc.

Curly Palm

Trunk slender, to 12 m tall, ringed. Leaves bright green to dark green, strongly curved. Leaflets crowded, stiffly erect to give a v-shape to their arrangement on the leaf. Flower spikes pendulous, curved. Fruit about 4 cm long, ovoid, brownishred. [Kentia belmoreana C. Moore & F. Muell.]

Lord Howe Island

Grows naturally from sea level to moderate altitudes. Highly ornamental but less popular than H. forsteriana. Excellent in coastal climates. There are numerous old specimens in the inner Sydney suburbs.

Slender ringed trunk; rounded crown of strongly curved leaves with dark green upwardly directed leaflets; unbranched drooping spike.

NSW: (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney); Vic.: (Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Melbourne Gardens)).

Source: Jones, D; Spencer, R. (2005). Arecaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
genus        Howea Becc.