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Updated 25/02/2019
Flowering Month: April
Scientific Name: Lepidorrhachis mooreana

Little Mountain Palm is a small solitary trunked palm from Lord Howe Island growing to about three metres tall. It is the only member of the Lepidorrhachis genus. The leaves are pinnate and grow to about 1.5 m long. Creamy coloured flowers are produced on branched clusters to about half a metre long. The attractive red fruit grow in big clusters and each ‘berry’ is about 1 cm in diameter. This palm is quite difficult to maintain in cultivation. The Big Mountain Palm (Hedyscepe canterburyana) also from Lord Howe Island is a completely different genus.