Lemurophoenix sp. New
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Distribution & Habitat:
A medium to large solitary, pinnate palm, it is a much smaller palm in general than L. halleuxii it also does not have the bright maroon crownshaft, and as a seedling it has a heavily tomentose petiole. The seed is about half the size of that of L. halleuxii seed, and with the fruit on, it could be easily mistaken for a Bismarckia seed.
Warm, sheltered and moist. Quite easily grown in sub-tropical/tropical areas.
Clayton York, Utopia Palms&Cycads (Figure 1&2)