Palms
Palms

Palm trees are flowering plants that mostly live in tropical to warm temperate climate. Most of them have an unbranched stem and large leaves arranged around the top of the stem, however there are exceptions.

Australia has over fifty known palm species that are native with some being endemic.

Tropical and sub-tropical areas of Australia are the home of Australian palms particularly in the Daintree rainforest. Palm Valley in the heart of the harsh and arid Australian Outback is an exception as it is the only place on Earth where Red Cabbage Palms grow in the wold. This area gives a glimpse of what Central Australia use to be like when a tropical climate prevailed. These palms survive today despite the harsh Palm trees are flowering plants that mostly live in tropical to warm temperate climate. Most of them have an unbranched stem and large leaves arranged around the top of the stem, however there are exceptions.


Australia has over fifty known palm species that are native with some being endemic.

Tropical and sub-tropical areas of Australia are the home of Australian palms particularly in the Daintree rainforest. Palm Valley in the heart of the harsh and arid Australian Outback is an exception as it is the only place on Earth where Red Cabbage Palms grow in the wold. This area gives a glimpse of what Central Australia use to be like when a tropical climate prevailed. These palms survive today despite the harsh

The Australian palm genera can be summarised according to their origins as follows:Endemic species – Archontophoenix, Arenga, Carpentaria, Calamus, Caryota, Cocos, Corypha, Gronophyllum,Laccospadix, Normanbya, Oraniopsis, Ptychosperma, & Wodyetia. Non Endemic – Gulubia, Hydriastele, Licuala, Linospadix, Livistona, & Nypa.