Botanical name: Pritchardia pacifica Family: Arecaceae (Palm family)
Synonyms: Washingtonia pacifica, Eupritchardia pacifica, Styloma pacifica
Fiji Fan Palm is an attractive fan palm 7-10 m tall, with a trunk up to 30 cm in diameter. Leaves are up to 1.8 m long and almost as wide, the leaf blade is the same hairless dull green on both upper and lower surfaces, without any scales or spots underneath. Leaves are fan-like, closely palmately lobed. The spadices are shorter than the leaf-stalks. The spherical fruit is 1.1-1.2 cm in diameter, turning red then black at maturity. The seed is 7 mm in diameter. Fiji Fan Palm is native to Tonga, Fiji islands, introduced on many pacific islands.
Identification credit: Ajinkya Gadawe, Alfred H.S.
The flower labeled Fiji Fan Palm is ...