|Synonymy: Unknown||Distribution: Ecuador|
|Common names: Whale tail palm||Conservation status: Unknown|
An exciting discovery from the highlands of Ecuador where it grows in cool, moist, shady conditions,
making it a contender for the sheltered garden. Very fast growing, it forms trunks about 2 or 3 cms thick,
to about 3m tall. Quite wonderful also as a conservatory plant. The common name comes from the
wonderful shape of the young leaves.
Photo courtesy and copyright © 2000, Martin Gibbons &
Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds
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