1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Linospadix H.Wendl.
      1. Linospadix monostachyus (Mart.) H.Wendl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Queensland to NE. New South Wales.

    [PW]
    Conservation
    Not threatened or rare.
    General Description
    Solitary small to moderate palm. Stem 1.3-6 m tall,2-5 cm diam.; internodes elongate, green to grey with age; crown with 5-10 leaves; leaf bases persistent immediately below crown. Leaves to 130 cm long, irregularly segmented with united or single pinnae, or regularly pinnate with single pinnae; petiole 24-80 cm long, 5.5-8 mm wide; pinnae 10-30 per leaf, to 30 cm long, 5-200 mm wide, glossy mid- to dark green above, lighter green below, truncate with toothed apices; midrib and veins prominent on both surfaces; lamina, when backlit under 10X magnification, has numerous circular clear cells to 0.1 mm wide, linearly parallel to midrib and veins. Inflorescence to 100 cm long; peduncle 30-60 cm long; prophyll 20-30 cm long; rachis to 50 cm long. Staminate flowers pointed in bud, angular/pyramidal, Jun-13 mm long; petals rigid, apically pointed, acutely heeled, green at anthesis, not widely opening at anthesis, Jun-13 X 07-Oct mm, with deep longitudinal striations in the dried state; stamens 8-12; connective apiculate and extending beyond attachment of anthers; anthers subulate. Fruit globose to ovoid to elongate/cylindrical1, Feb-15 X 05-Oct mm, red at maturity; epicarp smooth. Seed elongate/ellipsoid.
    Biology
    In rain forest from sea level to 1200 m elevation, primarily on basalt soils, less common on metamorphics and alluvial soils. Phenology: Fruiting December to June.
    Vernacular
    Walking-stick palm.
    Distribution
    From just north of Gympie (Qld)- Home Logging area-at 26˚05'S to John's Mt. just north of Taree (NSW) at 31˚30'S.
    [PW]
    Use
    Stem once used for walking-sticks and umbrella handles.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Linospadix monostachyus (Mart.) H.Wendl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Linnaea 39: 199 (1875)

    Accepted by

    • Dowe, J.L. (2010). Australian palms: biogeography, ecology and systematics: 1-290. CSIRO Publishing.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • J.L. Dowe, A Revision of Linospadix in Australia, with the Description of a New Species. 1997

    Sources

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    Palmweb 2011. Palmweb: Palms of the World Online. Published on the internet http://www.palmweb.org. Accessed on 21/04/2013
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