Cyphophoenix alba

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Cyphophoenix alba

Post Number:#1  Postby Geoff » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:39 pm

aka Vielonia alba; New Caledonian species that was in its own genus for years, but recently got lumped into Cyphophoenix. This is a fairly robust crownshafted palm (I think nearly all or all New Caledonian palms are crownshafted palms except the one fan palm that is nearly extinct) with a rust colored to white, fuzzy/waxy crownshaft and white flower spathes. It is a pretty slow growing species (as most New Caledonian palms are), but, also like most New Caledonian species, can tolerate some cold and grow in a protected Mediterranean climate. This is a striking plant, highly ornamental (again, as most New Caledonian species are), with graceful, recurved leaves and an attractive ringed trunk.

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