01 December 2010


This is one of our most common cluster palms, the MacArthur Palm or Hurricane Palm. From the Arecaceae Family, the other synonyms include Kentia macarthurii and Actinophloeus macarthurii.

Actually, I do like this palms very much, especially when the ripe fruits are beautiful and attracts birds to feed on them. In this sense, it helps to increase the faunal biodiversity in the landscape. But I hate to see these palms pruned off the basal fronds to create a clear trunk look. Anyway, some links are attached below: