Summer cooling – Livistona rigida
Watercolour on vellum
15 x 12cm
(Mataranka fan palm, Lawn Hill fan palm)
From the ANBG Red Centre Garden. Grows along stream and river banks and adjacent flat areas with a permanent water supply. The Mataranka Fan Palm is a single trunked fan palm. The leaves are stiff with waxy underside and grow to 4 m long with petiole to 2 m. Leaves have thorns along the margins. Old leaves hang round the trunk.