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Tropical native palm with striking, fan-shaped palm leaves, up to 2m in diameter. A single trunk supports the crown of bright green, almost round leaves, forming the sub canopy of North Qld rainforest. Endemic to the Wet Tropics, from Ingham to Cooktown, in rainforests and swamps. Prefers warm temperatures above 12C and high rainfall and humidity. Slow growing and tolerant of shade, and this is preferential when young. They prefer increasing light exposure as they grow. May make a beautiful indoor plant with care. Fruits are an important food source for Cassowaries during the wet season, when little else is available. For Aboriginal people, the trees are an important part of their cultural history, being used for food and shelter construction.