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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Hyophorbe (Greek, food for swine, referring to the fruits). Palmaceae, tribe Chamaedoreae. Showy ornamental palms from Mauritius, often in trade collections, and well worthy wider cultivation.

Trunks unarmed, stout, either cylindric or in some species with a swelling beneath the lf .-cluster: lvs. terminal, equal, pinnatisect, the lfts. almost always opposite, and usually linear-lanceolate; margins recurved toward the base of the 1ft. and thickened throughout; petiole somewhat 3-angled and channelled: spadix short-stalked, many-branched, the branchlets spreading: fls. dioecious or in the different spadices sometimes monoecious, spirally arranged, pale yellow or greenish; sepals and petals 3, the Tatter small and broadly ovate; stamens 6: fr. somewhat inverted pear- shaped or olive-shaped.—There are only 3 or 4 species, and the genus is most closely related to Chamaedorea, of horticultural palms, from which it differs in its usually dioecious fls. and in having the spadix below the lf.- cluster. I.H. 13:462, 463.

The two species in cultivation are ornamental palms, rather slow-growing and requiring much heat and moisture, and a night temperature of 65°. H. verschaffeltii is much the better of the two species described below from a horticultural standpoint. Propagation is by seeds, which should be sown in a light compost or in pure peat with a bottom heat of 80°. The young seedlings are delicate and need protection from chills and over-watering.

H. commersoniana, Mart, and H. indica, Gaertn. are both Chrysalidocarpus lutescens. N. Taylor.

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