Solitaire Palm (species: Ptychosperma elegans) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ptychosperma elegans
Solitaire Palm

©Anne Hoggett: A group of Solitaire Palms at Lizard Island. They went through Cyclone Ita and a planned burn of the island 5 and 3 months previously.

©Anne Hoggett: Solitaire Palms at Lizard Island - leaf bases and the dry remains of inflorescences.

©Anne Hoggett: Solitaire Palms at Lizard Island.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Arecales
Family Arecaceae
Genus Ptychosperma
Species Ptychosperma elegans



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Byrnes, N.B., S.L. Everist, S.T. Reynolds, A. Specht and R.L. Specht (1977). The vegetation of Lizard Island, North Queensland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, 88: 1-15. LIRS catalog number 3.
  • Cooper, W. (2004). Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest. Nokomis Editions, Melbourne.