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Ruffled Fan Palm

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Ruffled Fan Palm

Family : arecaceae

Characteristic features:
 
Habit : palm 

Stems: Solitary, upright stems to 3 m tall and 5-8 cm in diameter, ridged with leaf scars and some remnant fibers from leaf sheaths.
 
Leaves: Costapalmate, with a stiff, undulating blade, undivided, but corregated, and forming a semicircle. Leaf surfaces, deep green; leaftips, bifid. The petiole has a prominent hastula and is armed toward the base with small, curved teeth along the fibrous margins. The costa extends almost one-third the length of the leaf blade. 

Flowers : Inflorescences (to 2 m long) are branched to three orders and extend beyond the leaves. Flowers are small, white and bisexual. 

Fruits : small (1-1.5 cm), spherical, and red or red-orange when ripe.

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