Archontophoenix myolensis, Family Arecaceae, also known as Myola Archontophoenix, is a palm growing up to 20 m tall. It has a solitary, straight trunk up to 30 cm in diameter, which may be swollen at the base. The pinnate leaves are up to 4 m long with a slight lateral twist, and the leaf sheaths are blue-green in colour. The flowers are white/cream, and are held in erect, rigid inflorescences, which may become drooping when the tree is fruiting. Flowering occurs from May to July, and mature fruits have been observed from December to March.
Myola Palm, Myola Archontophoenix |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Archontophoenix myolensis
Threats The main identified threats to Myola Archontophoenix are habitat loss and degradation due to ongoing wood extraction fire industrial and urban development pollution weed invasion and human disturbance (Dowe; 1998).