|Synonymy: Eora sapida, Areca sapida||Distribution: New Zealand, Chatham Islands|
|Common names: Nikau palm||Conservation status: Indeterminate|
Rhopalostylis are native to the islands of New Zealand, Norfolk, Chatham, and Raoul. They grow in dense lowland forest where rainfall is plenty. They are unarmed and have a rather large bulb-like crownshaft.
Top photo courtesy and copyright © 1998, Mike Maxson, Palms of the World; Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Bottom photo courtesy and copyright © 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at Huntington Gardens, Pasadena, CA.
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