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Mature fruit. Copyright J.L. Dowe
Male flower. Copyright J.L. Dowe
Fruit, whole and in longitudinal section, on blue-grey coloured under surface of pinnae. Copyright J.L. Dowe
Female flower. Copyright J.L. Dowe
Inflorescences. Copyright J.L. Dowe
In lowland rainforest. Copyright J.L. Dowe
Normanbya normanbyi (W.Hill) L.H.Bailey
Bailey, L.H. (100) Gentes Herbarum 2: 188. Type: ?.
Ptychosperma normanbyi (W.Hill) F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 11(93): 56(1881), Type: ?. Saguaster normanbyi (W.Hill) Kuntze, Revisio Generum Plantarum 2: 735(1891), Type: ?. Drymophloeus normanbyi (W.Hill) F.M.Bailey, The Queensland Flora 5: 1678(1902), Type: ?. Areca normanbyi (W.Hill) F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 8(65): 235(1874), Type: ?. Cocos normanbyi W.Hill, Report on the Brisbane Botanic Garden: 6(1874), Type: In rich alluvial soil on the banks of the Daintree River.
Single stemmed palm up to 30 m tall. The trunk is smooth, slender, and closely ringed, and becomes almost black with age.
Leaves 2.5 m long, arching; 75-95 pinnae each side of rachis; leafsheath to 120 cm long, light green with white to green tomentum; petiole to 30 cm, densely scaly. Pinnae to 45 cm long, divided longitudinally to the base into 7-11 segments.
Inflorescence within the leaves; to 90 cm long. Flowers sessile, in groups of three consisting of one male and two female. Male flowers with dark green sepals, yellowish-green to cream petals; 24-40 stamens. Female flowers with mid-green sepals, light green petals; 3 stigmas are strongly recurved.
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Distribution and Ecology
Palm, pandan or cycad