Hedyscepe canterburyana

Synonymy: None Distribution: Lord Howe Island
Common names: Umbrella palm, big mountain palm Conservation status: Vulnerable

Hedyscepe canterburyana



An excellent palm for the cooler subtropics and temperate climates, this slow-growing species is from Lord Howe Island (off Australia). It requires shade when young and is also said to be a good container palm. Fruit take up to four years to mature and are not easy to judge when ripe. Seed germination can take from 6 to 19 months. 

Top photo copyright 1998, Mike Maxson, Palms of the World;  bottom photo courtesy and copyright 2001, Martin Gibbons, The Palm Center.

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