leaves very long (5-9m). Flowers on a long stalk (1m), female flowers
cone-like, male flowers long spikes. Fruits brown in a cluster forming
a globe (20-25cm). Horizontal or underground stem, stout (up to 70cm
in diameter), with diagonal leaf scars. Seen in some of our mangroves.
It is Vulnerable.
to a small tree (3-7m), often with stilt roots. Leaves long, strap-like
(70cm-2.5m) with many sharp spines. Male flowers a pendulous ‘cone’
(25-60cm) of many small flowers. Female flowers compact greenish heads
in a ball-shaped cluster. Fruit (6-7cm), hard and fibrous forming
a compound fruit looks like a pineapple. Commonly seen on undisturbed
shores and in back mangroves.
elegant palm (10m). Leaves short, lealets stiff. Tiny pale flowers
in a zig-zag inflorescence. Fruits small oval, green turning orange
and are miscalled 'nuts'. Sometimes seen in old village sites.
palm (6m), often forming clumps. Leaves long (2-6m), leaflets 'fishtail'
shaped. Flowers on hanging spikes. Fruits green ripening plum red
or ochre. Secondary forest, back mangroves. Common.