Palm-tree. Trunk unbranched, straight, with grey-brown annular leaf scar ridges. Leaves forming a dense crown at apex of trunk; lamina deeply and regularly lobed almost, but never completely divided completely to apex of petiole; apex of lobes entire or once divided. Flowers with outer perianth lobes c. one-half the size of inner lobes; stamens in 2 whorls of 3, with filaments short and broad; carpels 3.
About 28 species from Indomalaysia to Australia; 17 species occurring in Australia, throughout coastal northern and eastern Australia to far eastern Victoria, also in Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory; only Livistona australis extending into Victoria.