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  Hyophorbe lagenicaulis
  Family Name : Arecaceae (Palmae)

  Synonyms : M. revaughanii, Mascarena revaughnii, Mascarena lagenicaulis

  Common Names : Bottle Palm, Champagne Bottle Palm

  Chinese Name : 酒瓶椰子

Bottle Palm,Champagne Bottle Palm
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Palm (Solitary Palm)
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Maximum Height :
      4.5 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Mascarene Islands
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: An unusual but intriguing, solitary, dainty, slow-growing palm with a large swollen trunkbase, which tapers upards to the attractive crownshaft, resembling a bottle, topped with a sparse, delightful crown of ascending to spreading, bright green, feathery fronds.
      Trunk: Trunk grey, ringed with visible old leaf scars, up to 60 to 70 cm in diameter, with a bulge at the base, crownshaft smooth, green.
      [Others]: Foliage Fronds pinnate (feather-shaped), mildly recurving, ascending to spreading, upwardly arching, 4 to 6; leaflets stiff, narrow, up to 140, each about 0.6 m long. Flower: Inflorescences branched, cream, horn-like, about 75 cm long, arising from below the crownshaft. Fruit: Fruits oblong, ripening from green to orange to black, about 3 cm long.
      Cultivation :
      Prefers suntrap location, but will also do fairly well under partial shade conditions. Moist but well-drained soils are its preferences but is adaptable to many soil types. It is fairly salt tolerant but best not to let soil dry out. Propagate by seeds, which germinates in 4 to 6 months.
      Etymology :
      The genus epithet 'Hyophorbe' comes from the Greek hys, 'a pig', phorbe, in reference to the fruit being eaten by pigs. Its species epithet 'lagenicaulis' means 'with a flask-shaped stem' in Latin, in reference to its stem.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscape Uses :
      Roadside Tree / Palm
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      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) :
      Cream / Off-White
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :

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