Cyrtostachys renda Blume.
|English Name:||Red Palm|
|Synonym:||Bentinckia renda (Blume)Mart.|
|Common Name:||Lipstick Palm, Sealing wax palm|
|Flowering & Fruiting Period:||Throughout the year|
|Distribution:||Native of Indonesia|
|Habitat:||Grown as ornamental palm|
|Key Characteristics:||A clumping palm, up to 12 m tall, with characteristically bright red leaf sheaths around the stems. Leaves have bright red stalks and mid-ribs and are pinnate and alternately-arranged. Each leaf consists of leaflets that are boat-shaped, slightly grey on the underside and about 45 cm long and 4 cm wide. Crown shaft is distinctively red in colour. Its branched flowering shoot is first green before turning to red, with two large spathes (modified leaves). Flowers are pollinated by bees. Its tiny one-seeded fruits are ellipsoidal in shape.|