Greek lepis – scale, rhachis –axis, in reference to scales on the inflorescence.
A single-species genus. For description see L. mooreana.
A very distinctive palm which grows in stunted montane forest. Plants are rarely seen in cultivation.
Fresh seed takes 6-12 months to germinate.
Sturdy short palm with a swollen to bulging crownshaft and short feather-shaped leaves with crowded, narrow, erect leaflets.
1 species from 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.