Guihaia argyrata

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Figure 1. Young plant of G. argyrata



Trachycarpus argyratus

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest on limestone hills in southern China.


A small clumping fan palm, to about 1m tall. Dark green leaves, with white undersides.


An attractive little palm but usually only grown by collectors.


Well drained sunny position, in an alkaline soil.

Figure 2. G. argyrata
Figure 3. G. argyrata showing the white leaf underside.
Figure 4. G. argyrata seeds

Contributed by:

Michael Gray (Figure 1)
Justen Dobbs (Figure 2,3&4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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