Beccariophoenix fenestralis

COMMON NAME

​Giant Windowpane Palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

The species name “fenestralis” is derived from the Latin word fenestra, which means window.  It’s name comes from the leaflets on younger plants that are only partially divided from each other, where there appear to be ‘windows’ in the leaves between the leaflets. Older specimens do not display the windowpanes as the leaflets completely divide from each other.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Endemic to Madagascar

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows in lowland and montane forest, with slightly open canopy usually in poor soils overlying white sand or on soils typical of coniferous or boreal forests on ridge-tops.

WEB SOURCES

merwinconservancy.org

palmpedia.net

monaconatureencyclopedia.com



Beccariophoenix fenestralis