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Botanical Name Wodyetia bifurcata
Common Name Foxtail Palm
Chinese Name 狐尾棕(狐尾椰子)
Family Arecaceae (Palmae)
Genus Wodyetia
Foxtail Palm is a tree that can grow up to 9 m tall. The surface of its trunk is smooth with prominent leaf scar rings. New leaves are emerald green, while old leaves are dark green. The unipinnately compound leaf has long, linear leaflets that occur in clusters on the rachis and grow at different angles. The leaf resembles a fox’s tail, hence the common name of the tree. The elliptic fruits are 5 cm long and orange-red when ripe.
(Translated from Chin-Yu Chang's Landscape Plants )
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