Lucy T Smith
botanical artist

Corypha utan
This stunning giant of a palm can be found growing on the plains of Lakefield National Park, on the eastern side of Cape York Peninsula. It displays "hapaxanthy," which means that the palm produces all of its flowers at the end of its life, resulting in a massive crop of fruits which fall to the ground before the palm itself dies.
Gouache and watercolour
36 x 56 cm