Cyrtostachys renda Blume.

Sub-Family: Not available
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
Uses: Ornamental
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.