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  Ptychosperma macarthurii
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Ptychosperma macarthurii (H.Wendl. ex H.J.Veitch) H.Wendl. ex Hook.f., Rep. Progr. Condition Roy. Bot. Gard. Kew 1882: 55. 1884. Kentia macarthurii H.Wendl. ex H.J.Veitch, Cat. Pl. 1879: 26. 1879.
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  Description: Clustering, pinnate leaved, palm. Stem slender, green, lower portion of the stem light brown in colour. Mature stem 5-7 m long and 6-8 cm in diam. Leaves 7-8 in number per crown; leaflets bright green on the upper side & dull green lower, 60 x 5-8 cm, praemorsed at the apex, terminal leaflets broad and jointed. Inflorescence is interfoliar, flower branches pale yellow. Stamens 26-40. Ripe fruits ovoid, yellow to bright red, 1-1.5 cm long and have remnants of the stigma at the apex. Seeds deeply (3-) 6-grooved with homogeneous endosperm.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
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  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Australia and New Guinea
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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