Lovely plumose-leaved palm from north-east Australia where it is known
as the Black palm on account of the density of its dark timber. Fast growing,
it is suitable for sub-tropical and tropical planting and deserves wider
attention. It is superficially similar to Wodyetia which has rather overshadowed
it in recent years, but it has its own charm and would add character to
any planting. Attractive, too, as a young plant, when the silver backs
of its leaves can best be appreciated.