Arenga australasica (H.Wendl. & Drude) S.T.Blake ex H.E.Moore
Moore, H.E. (1963) Gentes Herbarum 9(3): 268.
Australian Arenga Palm; Southern Arenga
Multi-stemmed palm up to 20 m tall with numerous suckers around the base, stems up to 30 cm DBH. Older stems are light coloured and ringed with leafbase scars in the younger part, trunks clothed in dark fibrous leaf sheaths.
Leaves pinnate, up to 3.5 m long. Leaflets 78-142 per leaf, narrow, stiff, pleated, dark green above and lighter below, apices notched and grows from the rachis at a 30° angle to create a V-shaped leaf. Terminal leaflets are fused at their bases and fishtail-like. Pinnae silver-grey on underside.Crownshaft absent.
Features not available.
Flesh from the fruit is highly caustic (Cronin 1989).