This palm grows to about 10 m tall, with a crown of attractive arching semi-plumose leaves (Figure 2). The leaf bases are persitant, covered in a white indument (Figure 1), and arranged in roughly 5 spiral rows.
Figure 1. General:
Grown as both an ornamental, and for the oil which can be extracted from its seeds, and the wax from its leaves. One of the best Syagrus for the sub-tropics.
Easily grown in a sunny position in the tropics and sub-tropics, even on calcarous soils.
Figure 2. Trunk detail. Figure 3. Close up of leaf bases.
Figure 4. Leaf detail
Contributed by: University of Florida-IFAS (Figures 1&2). Tony Huntington (Figures 3&4).
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