This recently-found and now officially described palm is surely one of the most exciting new discoveries for temperate
area palm enthusiasts. It has large, robust, nearly circular, fan-shaped leaves like a Livistona. It sheds them naturally,
leaving a smooth, slender trunk. It grows fast and easily and withstands snow and heavy frosts, coming, as it does,
from high altitudes up to 2400m (8000ft), but it is equally suitable for sub-tropical climates. It certainly is a
most talked-about palm.