Bottle Palm
Scientific Name: Hyophorbe lagenicaulis (Bailey) Moore
Synonym: Hyophorbe revaughnii, Mascarena lagenicaulis
Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

Size: Slowly up to 15 feet (4.5 m) Up to 15 feet (4.5 m)
Min. Temperature: 28F (-2C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Light shade
Origin: Round Island and Mauritius Island (Mascarene Islands)
Germination: 4 weeks to 6 months, must be fresh.
Leaf: Pinnate, 4 to 8 leaves, 140 leaflets with secondary ribs., 9 to 12 feet (2.7 to 3.6 m). unarmed, 9 inches long (23 cm) petioles.
Trunk: Green crownshaft, Bottle shaped, grey with visible ring scars, 2 feet in diameter (60 cm).
Flower: Cream male and female flowers on the same inflorescence. Flower stalk coming from below the crownshaft, 30 inches (75 cm).
Fruit: black. 1.5 inches long (4 cm). Oval.
Seed: Oval, somewhat rough.

Endemic to Round Island and Mauritius, and now limited to some wild specimens on Round Island.

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