Guihaia argyrata (S.K. Lee & F.N. Wei) S.K. Lee, F.N. Wei & J. Dransfield

Trunks to 1 m tall, with stiffly erect fibres. Leaf stalks green. Leaves green above, silvery to bronze beneath. Fruit about 0.5 cm wide, round. [Trachycarpus argyrata S.K.Lee & F.N. Wei]

S China

An excellent recently-introduced small palm for subtropical and temperate regions. Moderately slow growing.


G. grossefibrosa J. Dransfield, S.K. Lee & F.N. Wei from southern China to Vietnam has trunks to 1 m tall, with appressed fibres. Leaf stalks green, base chalky white. Leaves green on both surfaces. Fruit to 0.8 cm long, ellipsoid. Cultivated on a limited scale.

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.

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