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15. Trachycarpus H. Wendl. in J. Gay, Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 8:429. 1863. (1861); Becc. & Hook. f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6:435. 1894; Becc. in Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Calc. 13:272-286. 1933; Bailey, St. Cycl. Hort. 3:3362. 1950;Chittenden, Dict. Gard. 4:2129. 1951; Palibin in Komarov, Fl. U.R.S.S. 3:377. 1964; Bailey, Man. Cult. Pl. (reprint ed.) 167. 1966; Kimnach in Principes, 21:155-160. 1977.


Trunk tall or subterranean, unarmed, often covered with remains of petioles and fibres. Leaves in terminal crown, fan-shaped with folded segments, costa absent. Inflorescence interfoliar, branches borne on short peduncles, peduncular bracts several, sheathing, subtending branches prominent, coriaceous, tomentose, bracts and bracteoles minute. Flowers polygamo-dioecious; calyx 3-fid, small; petals 3, broadly ovate, valvate; stamens 6(9), short filaments free, anthers dorsifixed, small; carpels 3, free or fused, stigmas 3, with a basal ovule. Drupe 1-3, globose or oblong. Seeds ventrally grooved, reniform; endosperm dark grey, embryo dorsal.

A genus with c. 4 species, distributed in Himalayas, China, Japan, Thailand, Burma and other East Asian countries.

Lower Taxon

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