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(family Arecaceae)

A genus of massive palms which are hardy and cultivated. The leaves are fan-like and persistent, forming a shaggy, brown petticoat investing the trunk. The flowers are hermaphrodite, with a single trilocular ovary. The fruit contains 1 seed. There are 2 species, 1 occurring in California, the other in Mexico.

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