Bismarckia nobilis

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Bismarckia nobilis Hildebr. & H.Wendl.
  • The genus is named after the first chancellor of the German Empire-Otto von Bismarck.

  • Synonyms : Medemia nobilis (Hildebr. & H.Wendl.) Gall.
  • Common Name : Bismarkia Palm
  • Plant Family : Arecaceae (Palmae)
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation

About Bismarckia nobilis Plant :

  • Habit : A large palm having a stount trunk with a huge crown of leaves.
  • Stem : Smooth, grey-brown, cylindrical, very straight, often marked distally with spiral twists, either clockwise or counterclockwise, swollen at the base.
  • Leaves : Palmately compound, a large split at the base of the petiole where it clasps to the trunk.
  • Inflorescence : Branched, pendent, inflorescence ofsmall brown flowers.
  • Flowers : Unisexual, incomplete, borne on separate plants.
  • Fruits : Drupes, ovoid, blue-green becoming dark brown each with a single seed.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : Not known.
  • Significance : Generally grown as an ornamental plant.