Livistona decora

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Livistona decora
Livistona decipiens.jpg
Livistona decipiens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Subfamily: Coryphoideae
Tribe: Corypheae
Subtribe: Livistoninae
Genus: Livistona
Species: L. decora
Binomial name
Livistona decora
(W. Bull) Dowe
  • Corypha decora W.Bull
  • Livistona decipiens Becc.
  • Livistona decipiens var. polyantha Becc.

Livistona decora is a species of palm endemic to the sclerophyll woodlands of Queensland, Australia. It is known only from Magnetic Island near the City of Townsville, and south along the coast as far as Rainbow Beach. The species is now widely cultivated in arid regions worldwide as a decorative plant.[2][3][4][5]

Livistona decora is up to 18 m tall. Leaves are costapalmate with petioles up to 300 long, with black spines along the margins. Infloresences are up to 350 cm long, producing shiny black fruits up to 20 mm in diameter.[6]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Livistona decora
  2. ^ Bull, William. 1887. Catalogue of New Beautiful and Rare Plants offered by William Bull. London 1887: 10, Corypha decora
  3. ^ Dowe, John Leslie. 2004. Austrobaileya 6(4): 979, Livistona decora
  4. ^ Beccari, Odoardo. 1910. Webbia 3. 301, Livistona decipiens
  5. ^ Beccari, Odoardo. 1920. Webbia 5. 14, Livistona decipiens var. polyantha
  6. ^ Palmpedia, Palm and Companion Plant Resource, Livistona decora