Inventory of Palms, Cycads and Zamias “The Shambles”

Cycads and Zamia

Cycas revoluta (Sago cycad) x3 Southern Japan Slowly establishing Blue trellis garden

Lepidozamia peroffskyana (shining burrawang) Deathly slow to establish in our own north west rain forest area. Rainforest Corner

PALM TREES ‘The Shambles” 2017

Archontophoenix alexandriae (Alexandria palm) syn. Seaforthia elegans syn. Ptychosperma elegans. A tall iconic garden palm in warm climate gardens, named in honour of Lord Seaforth, “Botanices periti cultoris et fautoris.”  Plants have been raised at the Royal Gardens of Kew from seeds transmitted by Allan Cunningham; Often seen grouped in front of the traditional Queensland house. In the catalogue at Camden park NSW by 1850. Eastern Australia, Rockingham Bay. 1.1875 (Ptychosperma alexandriae), 1A.1885 (Archontophoenix alexandrae), 5.1897, 13.1900/1 Orchid Walk, Blue trellis garden

Archontophoenix cunninghamii (bangalow palm) syn. Ptychosperma cunninghamiana Together with A. alexandriae there are examples singly and in groups throughout the western side of our garden, related to areas of rainforest trees with good ornamental effect. Eastern Australia, Cape York. 1A.1885 (Archontophoenix cunninghamii), 5.1897 (Ptychosperma cunninghamii), 13.1900/1 Front Driveway Entrance, Orchid Walk, Blue Trellis garden, Rainforest Corner

Chamaedorea elegans (parlour palm) A foundling discarded, like many potted plants, which found a home in our garden. They grow very well with minimal care. 1.1875 (C.eliator), 13.1900/1 Rainforest Corner

Licuala ramsayii  ‘Australian Fan Palm’ A medium sized, single stemmed palm, usually up to 15 m in height, though it can reach 25 m. The stem is normally quite straight and slender and up to 20 cm in diameter. The crown consists of large fan-shaped leaves. The leaves up to 2 meters long, with feather-like fronds. Occurs in NEQ from about Cooktown, south to about Ingham. Altitudinal range from Cape Tribulation Queensland, near sea level to 1100 m. Occurs in rainforest, swamp forest, mangroves, littoral forest and in diverse riparian and riverine habitats, on various soil types. Licuala ramsayi (F. Muell.) was first described in 1874 as Livistona ramsayi by Ferdinand von Mueller. The new species was based on a collection made by Edward Pearson Ramsay from “Rockingham’s Bay,” which was a broad location name for the area around the coastal township of Cardwell and the mountainous Cardwell Ranges hinterland. Ramsay was a self taught naturalist with a special interest in ornithology. In 1876, he was appointed the first Australian-born curator of the Australian Museum. In the original publication of L. ramsayi there is no indication of when Ramsay had made the collection at Rockingham Bay. 2 in NW Corner rainforest garden

Livistona australis (cabbage palm) syn. Corypha australis Tall Australian fan palm with distinctive form. Often a landmark of old gardens. Introduced to Britain from Australia in 1824. Australia 1.1875 (8 species Livistona), 1A.1885, 5.1897, 7.1897 (L.humilis) Rainforest Corner

Livistona chinensis (Chinese fan palm) Another orphan discarded when still a potted plant and put to use in our garden. Very slow to establish. 1A.1885 Rainforest Corner, lost 2012

unidentified Palmetto Rainforest Corner

 Unidentified New Guinea Palm Rainforest Corner

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