Veitchia joannis

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Figure 1. V. joannis


Distribution & Habitat:

An emergent palm of the Fijian rainforests.


A very tall, solitary, feather palm to about 30m, with gracefully arching, dark green leaves, and a bright green crownshaft.


This a very popular ornamental palm throughout the tropics.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position, in the tropics or sub-tropics. Prefers shade as a youngster, but grows into full sun. A fast grower.

Figure 2. V. joannis at the Mt. Cootha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane.

Contributed by:

University of Florida-IFAS (Figure 1).

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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