Native to the Mascarene islands, east of Madagascar, this lovely novelty landscape palm is a pretty awesome sight at a busy thoroughfare in the city. My goodness! Just to see them standing there so elegantly is jaw dropping. Strong, sturdy and confident.
Nearly mistaken them for the Bottle Palm but based on the longish waxy green crown shaft , elongated trunk and horn shaped inflorescence arising from below crown shaft, I will stand corrected.
The number of inflorescence budding from the one trunk is quite remarkable. I can already imagine it when they burst into bloom and bear orange-red fruits.
rows of short bristly black fibres sticking out
Like its' sister (Bottle Palm), a much desired, interesting tropical palm but this one will grow much higher.
Definitely look forward to see the fruits borne from this one. Will update in due time.