The EcoBiotics logo is a stylised representation of the leaf of the Queensland fan palm, Licuala ramsayii. This species is an iconic example of the many endemic plants and animals that occur in Queensland's remarkable World Heritage listed tropical rainforests from which we source much of the biological material for our discovery program.
Queensland fan palm grows to 20 metres in height and has individual fan-shaped leaves up to 2 metres across. On swampy areas in the coastal lowlands it can form almost pure colonies where it dominates the forest canopy. Fan palm forests are one of the most restricted vegetation types in tropical Queensland.
Understanding the ecology and chemistry of the unique biota in areas such as fan palm forests provides the rational basis for our discovery program using EcoLogic™.