Livistona

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Conn, B.J.; Walsh, N.G. (1994). Arecaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Arecales
family Arecaceae
Higher taxa
genus Livistona
Subordinate taxa