belmore sentry palm, kentia palm
Stems: Solitary, erect to 10 m tall and 15 cm in diameter, bulging at the base; young stems green, turning gray with age; ring scars are prominent, raised, and undulating. Leaves: Pinnate, reduplicate, strongly arching, to 3 m long, with linear, green leaflets regularly arranged in a single plane, held in a V-shape at about 45° to the rachis. The leaf sheaths disintegrate into a mass of fibers with age. Flowers and fruit: Inflorescences are pendulous spikes, to 1.5 m long, with a single inflorescence growing from the leaf axil. Staminate and pistillate flowers are produced on the same inflorescences and are white in color. Fruits are up to 4-5 cm long, ovoid and red or reddish-brown when ripe.
Field: Solitary, erect palms with oblique ring scars on green stems, strongly arching pinnate leaves, medium green leaflets (above and below) with prominent secondary veins, and drooping inflorescence spikes
Native to Lord Howe Island
This species is grown as an indoor ornamental, but less often than Howea forsteriana.
Howea belmoreana (C.Moore & J.F.Muell.) Becc.
Grisebachia belmoreana H.Wendl. & Drude
Kentia belmoreana C.Moore & F.Muell.