After German Prince Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898), first German chancellor.
A single-species genus. For description see B. nobilis.
Occurs in savannah, often in huge colonies.
Fresh seed germinates readily.
1 species from Madagascar.
Dransfield & Beentje (1995).
Source: (2005). Arecaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.