Central Madagascan grasslands.
A spectacular tropical fan palm with huge blue-grey fan leaves up to 3m across. It has stout, smooth, grey trunk to about 10m. There is also a green leaved form.
As mentioned, a very spectacular palm, and well worth a position in any garden that can accomodate it.
A sunny, warm, and well drained position. Drought, and frost tolerant.
Figure 1. B. nobilis
Figure 2. B. nobilis
Contributed by: Greg Cuffe (Figure 1) (from Palms & Cycads No. 52-53, Jul-Dec 1996) Gileno Machado (Figure 2)
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