Rhapis excelsa

COMMON NAME

Lady palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

Grows up to 12 ft in height in slender multi-stemmed clumps with glossy, palmate leaves divided into broad, ribbed segments.  New foliage emerges from a fibrous sheath which remains attached to the base. As the plants age, the sheaths fall, revealing the bamboo-like trunks.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Probably native to southern China and Taiwan. It is not known in the wild; all known plants come from cultivated groups in China.

NATIVE HABITAT

It is an understorey plant.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

pacsoa.org

wikipedia.org

llifle.com



Rhapis excelsa