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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii
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Hyophorbe verschaffeltii

Family: Arecaceae    Palm Tree

Common Name: Spindle Palm

Scientific Synonymy:
Mascarena verschaffeltii

Common Synonymy:
Pig nut palm. French: Palmier bobine, Palmier massue, Palmier bouteille. German: Mascarenapalme.

Cold Hardiness Zone: 10a     View the UK and US zone maps

Hyophorbe verschaffeltii Information

Monoecious. Predominantly-ringed, stout, solitary trunk, up to 5 m (16 ft) tall. Narrower at the base, 25 cm (10 in) in diameter.

General Information:
Endemic to Rodriguez Island (Mascarene Islands). Almost extinct in the wild.


Native to

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Distribution Information currently being revised!

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