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V. macdanielsii, V. montgomeryana
Distribution & Habitat:
Grows in moist rainforests on the island of Vanuatu in the New Hebrides.
A very attractive, tall, solitary, pinnate palm with a slender grey trunk to 30m high. It has a slender white crownshaft with black, gray and green speckling. Its long arching leaves have long green slightly drooping leaflets with serrated tips.
It likes a sunny, well drained position. It is very fast growing and is an excellent addition to any tropical or subtropical garden. Can tolerate mild frosts.
Scott Maclean (Figure 1)