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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

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Accession #: PAL-010-11-9-157
Author: H.Wendl.
Family: Arecaceae
Common Name:
Spindle Palm
Synonym: Mascarena verschaffieltii
Habit: Single Trunked Palm
Origin: Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
Ecology: Found on limestone based soils on Rodrigues Island
Garden Location: Lily Lake
Hyophorbe verschaffeltii is rare and endangered
Comments: Widely cultivated as an ornamental but very rare in the wild
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