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Etymology

Most of the world was unaware of the existence of this 'spectacular' palm until 1978, when an Aboriginal man brought it to botanists and the world's attention.

The Aboriginal name of that Aboriginal man has been recorded as being "Wodyeti", thus the genus name for this Australian endemic species Wodyetia.

"Wodyetia bifurcata was named after an Aboriginal bushman by the name of Wodyeti. He was the last of his line, holding a vast traditional knowledge of the palm's natural habitat. He died in 1978. In 1984 Australian growers discovered the palm."

Extract courtesy National Tropical Botanical Garden

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(tm) 2012.1 (Wodyetia bifurcata)

FOXTAIL PALM

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Categories & Keywords
Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Plants
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Wodyetia bifurcata, FOXTAIL PALM, antoni uni, flora, nature, palm, thailand