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Fan palm

Trachycarpus fortunei (Hooker) H.A. Wendl.

Family: Palmaceae

Name justification:
The genus name is composed by two terms: trachys, 'rough', and carpus, 'fruit'.
The specific adjective is dedicated to Robert Fortune (1812-1880) a Scottish botanist and plant collector.

Common name: Fan palm
Description: Small tree
Leaf: Evergreen Broad Compound Paripinnate

Origin and distribution:
It comes from the East and Centre of China. It is widely cultivated because it withstands relatively cold climates, not suitable for other species of palm trees.

Location in the garden:
There are twin specimens at both sides of the bandstand.


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