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Red fruits from Piccabeen Palm

Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

(Piccabeen Palm / Palma Payanesa)

 

Bangalow Palm is endemic to Australia and is found naturally occurring from around Mackay, Queensland to the Bateman's Bay area of New South Wales. This palm has a solitary stem and reaches a height of up to 30m and a diameter of up to 30cm. The fruit ripens to a bright red with a waxy finish which are attractive to birds. In the warmer parts of its range it flowers and fruits all year round.

 

This palm is very common in La Ceja, Colombia as an ornamental plant bordering the streets and households.

 

Photo taken in La Ceja, Colombia; 2300 meters above sea level.

 

www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/interns-2015/archontophoenix-cunningh...

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Taken on August 2, 2016