Lepidorrhachis (H. Wendl. & Drude) O.F. Cook

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: 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
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