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Fiji Fan Palm

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Fiji Fan Palm

Family: arecaceae

Characteristic features:

Habit : palm 

Stem: Solitary, upright stems to 15 m tall and up to 30 cm in diameter, sometimes spreading slightly at the base, pale gray to tan in color, with faint leaf scars. 

Leaves: Costapalmate, induplicate, 2-3 m across, undulate, forming a semi-circle, divided into stiff, single-fold segments usually no more than one-third the length of the leaf blade, with erect, bifid leaf segment tips. The leaf color is bright green with a thin waxy coating. The petiole and abaxial midribs are covered with whitish wooly tomentum. The leaf sheath breaks down into a mass of tawny fibers. The petiole is smooth and unarmed. 

Flowers : Inflorescences to 1 m long (usually shorter than or equal to the leaf petiole in length) with panicles branched to two orders and yellow flowers. 

Fruits : spherical, reddish-black, about 12 mm in diameter.

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