Bismarckia Hildebrandt & H. Wendl.

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: Jones, D; Spencer, R. (2005). Arecaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
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