kentia Palm, forster sentry palm
Stems: Solitary, erect to 20 m tall and 15 cm in diameter, bulging at the base; young stems green but turning gray with age; ring scars are prominent, raised, and undulating. Leaves: Pinnate, reduplicate, to 4 m long, with drooping, linear, dark green (lighter green below) leaflets regularly arranged in a single plane. The petiole is not armed and no crown shaft is formed from leaf sheaths, but they disintegrate into a conspicuous mass of woven brown fibers. Flowers and fruit: Inflorescences are pendulous spikes, to 2 m long, with several spikes growing from a 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 maroon when ripe.
Field: Solitary, erect palms with oblique ring scars on green stems, slightly arching pinnate leaves, leaflets medium green above and lighter below, with prominent secondary veins and yellowish midrib, and drooping inflorescence spikes
Native to Lord Howe Island
This species is often grown as an indoor ornamental.
Howea forsteriana (C. Moore & F.J. Muell.) Becc.
Denea forsteriana O.F.Cook
Grisebachia forsteriana H.Wendl. & Drude
Kentia forsteriana F.Muell.