Archontophoenix myolensis

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Myola palm
Archontophoenix myolensis at Warril Creek, Myola, Atherton Tableland.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Archontophoenix
Species: A. myolensis
Binomial name
Archontophoenix myolensis
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Archontophoenix myolensis, the Myola Palm, is a species of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family. It is endemic to Queensland, Australia. It is threatened by habitat loss. It occurs in the Myola area and the Black Mountain in the Kuranda range in the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. The total population is seriously threatened by habitat clearance and is estimated to contain fewer than 100 mature trees and remains unprotected. Regeneration is good.

Distribution[edit]

Restricted to an altitudinal range of 350 to 400 m, the species occurs in riverine rainforest on metamorphic rocks on the Barron River near Kuranda,Queensland and in particular near the village of Myola. Invasive weeds have prevented the expansion of the remaining rainforest habitat. Seedlings are washed away by floods.

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