Palm < 12 m tall. Trunk is unbranched and the upper part is covered in fibrous remains of petiole bases. Leaves are fan-shaped and have petioles with sharp marginal teeth. Flowers are yellow, numerous and borne in spring – summer. Drupes are yellow, ripening to blue/black.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2022, you:
Forest and riparian margins, disturbed or semi-open vegetation, early successional communities, wetlands, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by birds and gravity. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Reduces native seedling recruitment and growth. Potential to dominate forest understorey. May modify soil biota communities and nutrient cycling. May directly compete with taonga species such as 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.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.