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Swollen Silver Thatch palm
Severely endangered, both by urban development and grazing activities.
Distribution & Habitat:
Medium sized solitary fan palm to about 5m, with a distinctive swollen "belly" in the middle of the trunk. It has slender pinnate leaves, with silvery undersides.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position.
Gileno Machado (Figure 1)
Jack Sayers (Figure 2)
Lundkvist Palm Garden (Figure 3)