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Species profile—Archontophoenix myolensis

Classification

Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → Arecaceae (palm) → Archontophoenix myolensis

Species details

Kingdom
Plantae (plants)
Class
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Family
Arecaceae (palm)
Scientific name
Archontophoenix myolensis Dowe
WildNet taxon ID
6523
Alternate name(s)
Myola palm
Myolan Alexandra palm
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Endangered
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Endangered
Back on Track (BoT) status
High
Conservation significant
Yes
Confidential
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Description
Archontophoenix myolensis is a palm growing to 20m tall. The trunk is 30cm in diameter at breast height, expanding to 50cm at the base. The trunk is green to grey in colour and smooth, becoming fissured with age. There are 9-12 leaves in the crown, reaching 4m long. Each leaf is divided into 68-71 leaflets arising from each side of the 3.8m stalk. The leathery leaflets are up to 1.1m long and 6.5cm wide, dark green above and have dense silver-grey scales below.
The flowering stalks are 50-157cm long and up to 60cm wide, light cream to light green in colour with flowers white/cream. The fruit is an elongate cone- to egg-shape, 13-21mm long and 10-20mm in diameter. The mature fruit is red and has a waxy coating. The seeds are an elongated egg-shape, 14-20mm long by 8-9.5mm wide and dull, light brown in colour. (Dowe & Hodel 1994; DEWHA 2008)
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Habitat
Archontophoenix myolensis occurs in riverine rainforest at 350-400m altitude on metamorphic rock. (Dowe & Hodel 1994)
Reproduction
Archontophoenix myolensis flowers between May and July. Mature fruit has been recorded from December to March. (DEWHA 2008)
Notes
Contributors: Ailsa Holland, Mellisa Mayhew 27/01/2009
References
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2008). Archontophoenix myolensis in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra. Accessed 23/09/2008. http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat
Dowe, J.L. & Hodel, D.R. (1994). A revision of Archontophoenix H.Wendl. & Drude (Arecaceae). Austrobaileya, vol. 4(2), pp. 237-238.
Herbrecs (2008). Archontophoenix myolensis, in BriMapper version 2.12. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 23/09/2008.
Profile author
Ailsa Holland (27/01/2009)

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
The Australasian Virtual Herbarium (AVH)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=6523

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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