Linospadix apetiolatus Dowe & A.K.Irvine
Dowe, J.L & Irvine, A.K. (1997) Principes 41: 215. Type: Queensland, Mt Lewis, 24 Aug. 1996, Dowe 0369 Ferrero & Smith; holo: BRI; iso: K, QRS.
Palm, Walking Stick; Walking Stick Palm
Clustering small palm, 2-6 m tall. Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 1-5 m tall.
Leaves variable, usually divided and pinnate with the basal and terminal leaflets or segments larger than any of the leaflets in between. Leaf or leaflet blades about 8-90 x 1.5-20 cm. All leaflets +/- sessile. Veins raised on the upper surface of the leaflet blade. Small densely arranged orbicular 'cells' visible with a lens.
Seed germination time 149 to 261 days. First pair of leaves compound with two broad-based, sessile, longitudinally veined leaflets or simple and deeply bilobed at the apex. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf compound with two broad-based, sessile, longitudinally veined leaflets or simple and deeply bilobed at the apex, venation longitudinal. Petiole base sheathing the stem. Surface of the leaf or leaflet blades corrugated. Lobes or leaflets 3-4 cm wide with about 6 or 7 main longitudinal veins.