Walking Stick Palm

Scientific Name: 
Linospadix monostachya
Family Name: 
Arecaceae
Place of Origin: 
Australia
Plant Description: 
Slow growing palm that grows in the understorey of rainforests...or in a sheltered position you can create in your garden.
Plant Height: 
2-3m
Plant Use: 
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Harvest Period: 
All year
Of Interest: 
The strong, thin trunk of the Walking Stick Palm is used to make...well...walking sticks! In the old days they were dug out of the ground, the bottom end being used as the handle. We've put a few in, they take a long time to grow, but will hopefully be ready in 30 years when we need them. There is a bit of dispute about if the fruit is edible or not. We read on the Daleys Fruit Tree website that Aboriginal Australians also used the trunk as a spear and the fine lining as string.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Palm
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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