1. Family: Arecaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Livistona R.Br.
      1. Livistona eastonii C.A.Gardner

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Western Australia.

    [PW]
    Distribution
    Australia. Western Australia. In the Kimberley Region confined to the Mitchell Plateau to as far south as Doongan Stn.
    Habitat
    Grows in a strongly monsoonal climate in open woodland, usually on flat sites or depressions and forms extensive colonies, 100-380 m alt. Soils are lateritic in origin. Flowers Apr? Sep; fruits Dec- June.
    General Description
    Functionally dioecious palm. Trunk to 15 m tall, 10-15 cm dbh, leaf scars raised, internodes narrow, grey, leaf-bases often persistent. Leaves 10-20 in a globose crown; petiole 50-200 cm long, 1.4-2 cm wide, arcuate, margins with single or double curved brown spines throughout its length but larger and closer in the proximal portion; leaf-base fibres moderately prominent, coarse, persistent; lamina costapalmate, regularly segmented, subcircular, 60-90 cm long, coriaceous, adaxially pale greyish green, abaxially lighter green, yellowish with age, pruinose, waxy; lamina divided for 50-90% of its length, with 40-50 segments, depth of apical cleft 49-63% of the segment length, apical lobes acute, rigid; parallel veins 5-9 each side of midrib; transverse veins thinner than parallel veins. Inflorescences unbranched at the base, not sexually dimorphic, 100-200 cm long, not extending beyond the limit of the crown, branched to 4 orders; partial inflorescences 5-6; prophyll not seen; peduncular bract 1, tubular; rachis bracts tubular with scattered appressed scales; rachillae 1-9 cm long, glabrous. Flowers solitary or in clusters of 2-4, 1.6-1.9 mm long, campanulate, cream to yellow; sepals broadly ovate, 0.2-1 mm long, fleshy, acute; petals narrowly ovate, 0.5-1.9 mm long, thick, acute; stamens ca 1.5 mm long. Fruit obovoid, infrequently approaching ellipsoid, 12-16 mm long, 8-9 mm diam., glossy purple-black; epicarp smooth; pedicel 0.5-2 mm long. Seed ellipsoid, 10- 13 mm long. Eophyll not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Western Australia

    Livistona eastonii C.A.Gardner appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 24, 1971 Maconochie, J.R. [1281], Australia K000209951
    George, A.S. [15220], Australia K000209748
    George, A.S. [15221], Australia K000209749
    Rodd, A. [2887], Australia K000209745
    Rodd, A. [2888], Australia K000209746
    Rodd, A. [2889], Australia K000209747
    Gardner, C.A. [1544], Western Australia K000209744 isotype
    Fryxell, P.A. [4044], Australia K000209753
    Hnatiuk, R.J. [MP28], Australia K000209750

    First published in Bull. Woods Forests Dept. Western Australis 32: 36 (1923)

    Accepted by

    • Dowe, J.L. (2010). Australian palms: biogeography, ecology and systematics: 1-290. CSIRO Publishing.
    • Dowe, J.L. (2009). A taxonomic account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae) Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 60: 185-344.
    • Govaerts, R. & Dransfield, J. (2005). World Checklist of Palms: 1-223. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
    • Dowe, J.L., A taxonomic account of Livistona R.Br. (Arecaceae)

    Sources

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Palmweb - Palms of the World Online
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