Archontophoenix cunninghamiana (Piccabeen palm)
Geographic RangeRainforests of East Central Australian Coast from New South Wales up to the York Penninsula.
|Diameter:||Trunk may reach 30 cm.|
ReproductionThe fruit matures in the late summer through fall and contains seeds for propagation.
HabitatGrows in Southern and East Central rainforests of Australia. Requires full sun and moderate water. Piccabeen palms may also be found in the wetter sclerophyll forests of the same region.
Conservation/BiodiversityThis species is not threatened.
Economic Benefits for Humans
PositiveThe piccabeen palm is an extremely popular commercial landscaping plant. It grows quickly and is aesthetically pleasing with its deep purple flowers and bright red fruit.
CommentsThe Piccabeen Palm is also known as the Bungalow Palm or King Palm and grows fast at 1-3 feet per year.
References and Links
|Entry Author:||Tom Daigle||Union College||2003|