This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
" It is the most southern Palm of the Australian continent,, reaching the snowy range in latitude 37° 30' S. when its trunk attains eighty feet in height, and extending thence along the west coast to the Illawarra River, in latitude 34° 45' S. It flowered annually at Kew, in the Spring months, for many years. The fruits received from Mr. Hill, of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens; they resemble specimens brought by Brown, preserved in the British Museum, except in having a thicker and harder pericarp." - Botanical Magazine, tr 6274).