Trunk 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m). Comes from Lord Howe Island in Australia where it grows only on top of 2 mountains often enveloped in cloud, at and above approximately 800 metres in the cool moist atmosphere which is found there.
A small to medium sized pinnate palm with a short green-brown crownshaft. Renowned for its difficulty in cultivation, mainly because it comes from a very, cool and humid difficult to recreate envinronment. Only dose well in full sun.
Native to, Australia
The entire distribution of Lepidorrhachis falls within a permanent park preserve, which is also part of the Lord Howe Island UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tourists are permitted to visit the plateau only when accompanied by an approved guide.