Trachycarpus

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Trachycarpus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/trachycarpus/). Accessed 2019-12-14.

Family

  • Palmae

Species in genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
bifid
Divided up to halfway into two parts.
connate
Fused together with a similar part. (Cf. adnate.)
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
petiole
Leaf stalk.
unisexual
Having only male or female organs in a flower.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Trachycarpus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/trachycarpus/). Accessed 2019-12-14.

A genus of not more than six species of fan-leaved palms, with stout, single or sometimes clustered trunks. Divisions of leaf numerous, more or less bifid at the apex; petiole not prolonged into the leaf, slender, edged with fine, sharp teeth. Inflorescences borne among the foliage, paniculate, with numerous large bracts (spathes) at the base. Flowers small, unisexual. Calyx and corolla each with three segments. Stamens six. Ovaries three, connate at the base, each (or sometimes only two or one) developing into a small one-seeded fruit.

The most recent study of the genus is: Myron Kimnach, ‘The Species of Trachycarpus, in Principes, Vol. 21 (1977), pp. 155-60.

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