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Ptychosperma macarthurii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Ptychosperma
Species: P. macarthurii
Binomial name
Ptychosperma macarthurii
(H.Wendl. ex H.J.Veitch) H.Wendl. ex Hook.f.

Ptychosperma macarthurii is a species of palm in the Arecaceae family. It is found only in isolated occurrences in the Northern Territory and Queensland in Australia, and New Guinea.

Ptychosperma macarthurii was named for Sir William Macarthur (1800–1882), who was one of the most active and influential horticulturists in Australia in the mid to late 1800s.

A population of this species near Darwin was previously named Ptychosperma bleeseri and thought to be lost due to habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ Ptychosperma bleeseri — Darwin Palm, Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australia.


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