Spindle Palm
Scientific Name: Hyophorbe verschaffeltii H. Wendl.
Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

Size: Slowly up to 20 feet (6 m) Up to 15 feet wide (4.5 m)
Min. Temperature: 30F (-1C)
Water Requirements: Regular water
Sun Requirements: Full sun to light shade
Origin: Rodrigues island
Germination: 4 weeks to 6 months, must be fresh.
Leaf: Pinnate, 5 to 10 slightly plumose leaves with 100 to 160 leaflets, 10 feet long (3 m). unarmed, 1 foot long (30 cm) petioles.
Trunk: Green crownshaft, Narrow at the base, thicker at the middle. Gray with rings., 1.5 feet in diameter (45 cm).
Flower: Cream male and female flowers on the same inflorescence. Flower stalk coming from just below the crownshaft, 2.5 feet long.
Fruit: Black. One inch long. Oval.
Seed: long and narrow.


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