Orania – a genus of palm and opsis – resemblance.
A single-species genus. For description see O. appendiculata.
Slow growing but will survive in warm-temperate regions. Needs shade when young. Occurs naturally in rainforest from lowland to highland districts.
Fresh seeds are slow and erratic to germinate.
Sturdy palm with erect to arching greyish-green feather-shaped leaves.
1 species in Queensland.
Dransfield et al. (1985b).
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.