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 Veitchia subsp. var.  
Veitchia arecina (Montgomery Palm)
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Arecaceae > Veitchia var. ,

Veitchia is a genus of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Veitchia (James Veitch, of Chelsea, famous English nurseryman). Palmaceae. About 4 species of pinnate palms native to the Fiji Isls. and New Hebrides. The genus belongs to that section of the Areca tribe characterized by a parietal ovule which is more or less pendulous and fls. spirally disposed in the branches of the spadix, and is distinguished from Hedyscepe and allied genera by the following characters: sepals of the male fls. chartaceous, connate at base; female fls. much larger than the males. It is doubtful whether any species is now in the trade. V. Joannis, H. Wendl., was cult. early in 1880-90. Lf.-segms. with a wide and rather shallow notch at the apex or obliquely truncate; sheath, petiole and rachis a dark blood-color and covered when young with a gray tomentum interspersed with lanceolate, thin, dark red scales: fr. 2 1/3 x 1 1/4 in., ovoid-ellipsoid, orange, with a red base. Has been cult. in S. Calif. but is tender there. It has been conjectured that Kentia Van Houttei advertised in 1895 by American dealers may be a species of Veitchia. The genus is imperfectly known and of minor importance horticulturally.

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