This palm is restricted to the east coast of north Queensland. It can be found growing in moist ground or beside watercourses, often in groups forming a small colony. The palms reach a height of 20 metres. The trunk is slim except at the base where it tends to bulge out as per above photograph. When the palm is a few years old it produces masses of red coloured seeds that litter the ground. This may occur at various times during the year.
The terminal bud or "cabbage" at the top of the trunk can be eaten, but as this . . .