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Trachycarpus ukhrulensis

Trachycarpus ukhrulensis

Family: Arecaceae    棕櫚樹

通用名稱: Saramati Palm

Trachycarpus sp. manipur, Trachycarpus sp. Naga Hills

Naga Hills, sp. manipur

枝條抗寒性區: 8b     英國和美國的地帶地圖

Trachycarpus ukhrulensis 學問

The most resent Trachycarpus discovery is surely the most interesting one yet. Re-named as Trachycarpus ukhrulensis from Trachycarpus sp. Manipur. It is possibly the same palm that Frank Kingdon Ward wrote about in his 1952 book Plant Hunter in Manipur. The palm was rediscovered along the Himalayan ranges of Burma in Manipur. Growing to the height of 50ft tall with a clean hairless trunk 12 inches in diameter. Producing 24-28 3 foot palmate leaves on 2 foot long thorny petioles. Each leaf having 68-71 segments. The underside of the leaf is a stunning powdery white and dark green above. Mature fruits ripen to orange/yellow.

In its native, limestone and sandstone steep and rocky hill country the palm tolerates extreme cold with frost during the winter. During the summer rainfall is heavy. The altitude at which it occurs is 4000-6000ft. Flowering starts in mid February, with the first ripe fruits in the last week of November. Seeds are far more readily available than those of the other white undersided leaf Trachycarpus species T. princeps, thus making this a very suitable candidate for cultivation. We have young trees growing here at Trebrown grown from the very first harvest of seeds to come out of Manipur. Last winter was one of the coldest we’ve experienced for years and the young plants came through it totally undamaged in any way. Although we don’t consider this palm to be quite as cold hardy as T. fortunei or T. takil but only time will tell.




There is also known distribution in Nagaland, and almost certainly across the border in Myanmar.

地點: Manipur, India (24.951796°N, 94.476242°E)

地圖可能並不代表完整的自然分佈。 (衛星標記,顯示觀察數據)。

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