Howea belmoreana

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Howea belmoreana
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Howea belmoreana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Arecoideae
Tribe: Areceae
Subtribe: Linospadicinae
Genus: Howea
Species: H. belmoreana
Binomial name
Howea belmoreana
(C. Moore & F.Muell.) Becc.
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H. belmoreana is endemic to Lord Howe Island

Howea belmoreana, the curly palm, kentia palm, or Belmore sentry palm, is a species of flowering plant in the family Arecaceae, endemic to Lord Howe Island, Australia. It and Howea forsteriana probably evolved from a common ancestor through sympatric speciation.[1] The canopy of a mature kentia palm tree spreads 5–10 ft (2–3 m) in diameter and contains roughly 36 leaves.[2]

H. belmoreana has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evidence for sympatric speciation The Scientist, Stuart Blackman, 9 February 2006
  2. ^ "Real Palm Trees". Palm Tree General Description. 
  3. ^ "Howea belmoreana AGM". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 23 July 2013.