Tall palm < 14 m. Trunk is undivided and grey, with visible leaf scars and a uniform diameter. Leaves are pinnately divided. Flowers are purple and borne in hanging inflorescences. Fruit is spherical, green ripening to scarlet, and is present in autumn/winter.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2022, you:
Gullies, riparian margins, forested wetland, forest, moist soils, light gaps.
Seeds dispersed by birds and gravity. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Potential to invade intact native forest and displace native plants, especially nikau.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion. Ensure correct identification and nikau are not controlled.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.