the Pandanus Palm from the north …

Pandanus Palms, Pandanus spiralis, are an iconic species growing across Australia’s north, with some Kimberley types pictured here. Now they are growing in many parks and gardens, and are useful as a habitat for birds, bats and reptiles.

The leaves below host a strange fly, click to zoom.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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2 Responses to the Pandanus Palm from the north …

  1. Dave Trimble says:

    Tom,
    Have you sampled the fruit? I haven’t seen another palm like this before.

    • Tom Harley says:

      I haven’t sampled the fruit, they are difficult to remove, but roasting on a fire is what our original inhabitants did, then eat the 6-10 seeds inside. The leaves were used to roast fish etc, and make baskets in the top end.

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