Foxtail palm

Foxtail palm, Wodyetia bifurcata
The Foxtail palm (Wodyetia bifurcata) looks pretty much like a Royal palm, but it's a completely different species, discovered only in 1983. It made a quick carreer as garden palm for it's lush and elegant looks. These ones here are still small, probably because they're planted with such a small distance. With more room, each of them could probably grow 4 times that wide. But of course, there isn't always that much room.

Just one thing is sad about the palm: before it became known to the public, one could identify a Roystonea (Royal palm) easily from a distance. Now a beginner can never be sure it wasn't a Foxtail...

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