Guihaia argyrata (S.K.Lee & F.N.Wei) S.K.Lee, F.N.Wei & J.Dransf., Principes 29: 9 1985. (syn: Trachycarpus argyratus S.K.Lee & F.N.Wei);
Low clustering costapalmate fan palm to about 1 m tall; stem decumbent or erect, very short, about 3-5 cm in diam., sometimes up to 0.5 m tall, with very close leaf scars, the stem usually completely obscured by the old leaf sheaths. Leaves several in the crown, spreading; sheath tubular at first, expanding into very sharp needle-like, erect dark brown fibers to about 14 cm long, about 1 mm wide; petiole up to about 1 m long, usually less, much shorter in exposed individuals, about 11 mm wide near the base, very slightly narrowed distally, ± hemispherical in cross section, bearing caducous silky hairs when young; adaxial hastula about 1 x 1 cm, fringed with hairs when young; lamina about 20-60 cm in diam. in mid-line, divided to about 3/4 to 4/5 into up to about 26 single-fold (rarely two-fold) reduplicate segments, up to about 2.5 cm wide, the outermost segments very narrow, the segment tips very briefly bifid, adaxial surface dark green, abaxial surface silvery grey hairy. Inflorescences 30-80 cm long, with 2-5 partial inflorescences branching to the 4th order; rachillae very slender, the pistillate to 50 x 0.5 mm, the staminate usually shorter and even more slender. Staminate flower in bud about 1.5 mm long or less; sepals about 1 x 0.8 mm; corolla about 1.2 mm long, the lobes about 0.8 mm wide; anthers about 0.3 mm in diam. Pistillate flower about 1.5 mm long; sepals about 1 x 0.8 mm; corolla about 1.2 mm, the lobes about 1 mm wide; staminodes minute, the empty anthers about 0.2 mm long; carpels about 0.5 x 0.4 mm. Mature fruit subglobose up to about 6 mm in diam.; epicarp blue-black, waxy; seed about 4-5 mm in diam. (J. Dransfield. 1985)/Palmweb. Editing by edric.
China Southeast, and Vietnam.
(From Palmpedia on 20.8.14)
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Location : Sentosa , Singapore
Date : 18 October 2012
Altitude 131 m.
Habit : Cultivated
Bismarckia nobilis Hildebr. & H.Wendl. ??
nice picture of Bismarckia nobilis.
To me looks different from images at
Pl. check comparative images at Arecaceae
Looks like B. nobilis only. Couples of broad shorter leaves at the center indicates so.
Pl. recheck as the leaves are divided here upto the base.
Pl. check other options at Arecaceae
Check something like Guihaia argyrata (S.K.Lee & F.N.Wei) S.K.Lee
Looks like …!
References: The Plant List Ver.1.1 WCSP Flora of China Palmpedia Dave’s Garden