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  Bismarckia nobilis
  Family Name : Arecaceae (Palmae)

  Synonyms : Acanthophoenix nobilis

  Common Names : Bismarck Palm, Satra Palm

 
Bismarck Palm,Satra Palm
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      True
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Palm (Solitary Palm)
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Maximum Height :
      30 m
      Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width :
      8 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Madagascar
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A magnificent, robust palm that features a heavy crown of massive bluish-green fronds, which creak in the slighest breeze, supported by a somehwat stout and smooth grey trunk.
      Trunk: Stem slightly swollen at the base, dark grey and smooth with leaf scars when mature, 30 to 45 cm in diamater; immature trunks retain old leafbases; crownshaft absent.
      Foliage: Fronds palmate, green to silverish-green, waxy, up to 3 m across; leaf sheaths and bases slightly armed.
      [Others]: Flower:Inflorescences pendent, white. Fruit:Fruits ovoid, multi-clustered, speckled brown when ripe, about 3 cm across, single-seeded.
      Cultivation :
      It prefers a sunny spot in well-drained soils in the tropics. Plant is rather drought tolerant once established. Propagated by seeds. Fresh seeds germinate within 2 to 4 months.
      Etymology :
      Its genus epithet is named after Prince Otto Von Bismarck, who was the first chancellor for the German empire. Its species epithet means notable or showy, which probably suggests its spectacular, showy fronds.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscape Uses :
      Roadside Tree / Palm
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Palm Fronds (Fan / Costapalmate)
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      2.5 (Palm - Solitary)
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Trunk Type (Palm) :
      Aboveground (Single Obvious Trunk)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      White
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Brown

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