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Tropical Palm Trees

Palms are regarded as being "Princes" among plants.

They have a great economic importance and their beauty and ornemental potential means that they are widely grown in many tropical countries.

They are able for many of them to be maintened and easy to grow indoor in temperate countries.

On this page are presented some of the most interesting species, mainly endemic to our area.

Palm-Trees
THE COMPLETE LIST OF PALMS TREES AND PALM SEEDS
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Latania lontaroides or red latania

Red Latan Palm from Reunion Island

Bottle Palm or Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

Bottle Palm from Mauritius Island

Triangle palm or Dypsis decaryi

Triangle Palm from Madagascar

Dypsis madagascariensis

Plume Palm from Madagascar

Hyophorbe indica

Hyophorbe indica from Reunion Island

Dypsis lutescens

Golden cane Palm from Madagascar

Dictyosperma album

Princess Palm from Reunion Island

Mascarena or Spindle palm

Mascarena Palm from Rodrigues Island

Acanthophoenix from Reunion Island

Pritchardia pacifica

Fan Palm from Tonga

Veitchia merrillii

Paul & Virginia Palm from Philippines


Dypsis sohoensis from Mayotte Island

Thrinax radiata
Thrinax radiata from Mexico

Livistona chinensis

Fountain Palm from China

Palm Look-alikes

Ravenala madagascariensis

Traveler Tree from Madagascar

Encephalartos from Zimbawe

 

Pandanus utilis

Pandanus from Madagascar

Palmier nolina

Elephant Foot from Mexico

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Bottle Palm of Mauritius Island

Bottle Palm

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

Endemic to Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean.

An unusual palm with a bloated trunk wich resembles to a bottle.

Extremely resistant to dryness and salt winds and like a sunny exposure.

Slow growing but easy to grow

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Triedric Palm

Dypsis decaryi

One of the most beautiful palms in the World !!

A very spectacular palm easily recognised by its three sided trunk.

The leaves are becoming bluish grey.

It is an endangered species in habitat because its natural area is very small in Madagascar.

Extremely resitant to dryness and easy to grow.

Dypsis decaryi

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Hyophorbe vershaffeltii

Mascarena Palm

Hyophorbe vershaffeltii

Also named "spindle palm" because of the shape of the trunk with a prominent bulge in the middle.

The crown consist of six to ten arched dark green fronds wich are very attractive.

It is a small palm and like sunny exposure.

Very resistant to dryness and easy to grow.

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Red Latan Palm

Latania lontaroides

Endemic of Reunion Island, It is a very attractive fan palm.

When young the petioles and foliolate veins are red.

A very hardy palm wich likes a sunny exposure and a well drained soil.

Latania lontaroides or "Red Latan Palm"

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Veitchia merrillii

Paul & Virginia Palm

Veitchia merrillii

From Philippines, also named "Christmas Palm".

A very attractive small palm because of the compact crown, of arching bright green leaves, a green crownshaft and a grey slender and ringed trunk.

Easy to grow as a pot plant, well known as an attractive indoor plant.

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Golden Cane Palm

Dypsis lutescens

Dypsis lutescens

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Dypsis Palm of Sohoa

Dypsis sohoensis

This beautiful palm is in a critical status in the comorian french island of Mayotte.

Dypsis sohoensis

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Livistona chinensis

Fountain Palm

Livistona chinensis

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Hyophorbe indica

Hyophorbe indica

Rare Palm endemic of Reunion Island.

Hyophorbe indica

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Dypsis madagascariensis

Plume Palm

Dypsis madagascariensis

This beautiful palm from Madagascar is used in warm climate as a garden plant as well as indoor palm. Three ranks of leaves which are plume like and the crownshaft is covered in grey scurf.

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Fiji Fan Palm 

Pritchardia pacifica

Originated from Tonga Island, it is a very handsome palm. The leaves are very large and nearly as wide as long. Need a well-drained soil.

Pritchardia pacifica

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Princess Palm

Dictyosperma album

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Acanthophoenix Palm

Acanthophoenix rubra & crinita

Originated from Reunion Island with two forms, Acanthophoenix rubra from low altitude, and Acanthophoenix crinita (Rare) at higher altitude. Graceful palms even when young .

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Acanthophoenix rubra (young plant)

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PALM LOOK-ALIKES

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Traveler Tree from Madagascar

Ravenala madagascariensis

From Madagascar - A beautiful plant, easy to cultivate in pots.

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Encephalartos from Zimbabwe

Encephalartos manikensis

A graceful zamiaceae from Zimbabwe - Rare for sale.


DETAILS OF ENCEPHALARTOS manikensis

encephalartos manikensis

Female cones of Encephalartos manikensis

encephalartos manikensis

Encephalartos manikensis

encephalartos manikensis

Female cones of Encephalartos manikensis

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Pandanus of Madagascar

Pandanus utilis

Pandanus utilis (pandanaceae). From Madagascar. Can grow near the sea. Very decorative and easy to cultivate as an indoor plant.

Pandanus utilis

DETAILS OF PANDANUS UTILIS

Aerial roots

Detail of leaf

Germination

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Elephant foot or Ponytail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata

Agavaceae from Mexico, this caudiciform plant is tolerant to various cultural conditions. Easy to grow as indoor plant with a well-drained soil.

nolina or beaucarnea

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