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Caryota monostachya - this is a low clumping species of southern China and Vietnam. It looks when growing like a clumped juvenile of C. mitis, but when it flowers it's unmistakable, because the inflorescences are all unbranched - great big fat spikes - altogether very distinctive. I have seen this in the wild in Yunnan, and in cultivation in Quangzhou - and we also have a few specimens in the herbarium at Kew from Vietnam.
(from a posting to the IPS's [[www.palmtalk.org" Palm Talk, by Dr. John Dransfield).