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Wodyetia bifurcata
Wodyetia bifurcate
Botanical Name       : Wodyetia bifurcate
Common Name        : Foxtail Palm
Family                         : Aracaceae (Palmae)
Origin                          : Cape York Peninsula and in Northeastern Australia
General Info
Foxtail Palms are exceptionally hardy and easy to grow.
Botanical Features
Form: Small to medium-sized, growing to a maximum of about 10-12 m. They have a beautiful canopy of 8-10 arching fronds.
Leaf: Plumose with a characteristic foxtail or bottlebrush appearance.
Flower: The Foxtail Palm bears white blossoms of both sexes at the base of its crown, and a single palm is capable of producing fertile seeds.
Fruit: About 5 cm long, oval shaped, orange-red in colour, and borne in large clusters.
Trunk: Light grey, slender and closely ringed. Bottle shaped to columnar.
Points of Interest
This species has a very limited natural distribution and is listed as a Threatened Species in Australia. Today, Foxtail palms are commonly grown by nurseries and are available all over the world.
 
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