Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Normanbya normanbyi (W.Hill) L.H.Bailey
Bailey, L.H. (100) Gentes Herbarum 2: 188.
Single stemmed palm up to 30 m tall. The trunk is smooth, slender, and closely ringed, and becomes almost black with age.
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
Ptychosperma normanbyi (W.Hill) F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 11(93): 56(1881). Saguaster normanbyi (W.Hill) Kuntze, Revisio Generum Plantarum 2: 735(1891). Drymophloeus normanbyi (W.Hill) F.M.Bailey, The Queensland Flora 5: 1678(1902). Areca normanbyi (W.Hill) F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 8(65): 235(1874). Cocos normanbyi W.Hill, Report on the Brisbane Botanic Garden : 6(1874), Type: In rich alluvial soil on the banks of the Daintree River.
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