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Dwarf Rock Palm
The Sierra Madre Oriental in north-eastern Mexico
Dry, high altitude oak forest on rocky limestone slopes, between 1500, and 2000m.
A small palm with an underground trunk, and a sparse crown of lush, dark green leaves with white undersides. The inflorescence is erect, and stands above the foliage.
Only recently introduced into cultivation, this is a very hardy, attractive palm, with a big future as a horticultural subject.
Shady, very well drained position. Drought and very frost tolerant (down to -10°C).
Richard Travis (Figure 1,2&3)