Sharon Field
Summer cooling - Livistona rigida

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.

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