Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

COMMON NAME

Bottle palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Bottle palm has a large swollen trunk, although it is a myth that the trunk is a means by which the palm stores water. Bottle palms have only four to six leaves open at any time. The leaves of young palms have a red or orange tint, but a deep green is assumed at maturity. The flowers of the palm arise from under the crownshaft.  Endemic to Round Island and Mauritius, (the Mascarenes), and now restricted to a few individuals in habitat on Round Island.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Round Island and Mauritius.

NATIVE HABITAT

Confined to lowland palm savannah.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

wikipedia.org

iucnredlist.org



Hyophorbe lagenicaulis