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