Trachycarpus


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Trachycarpus

 

a genus of plants of the family Palmae. The trunks, which measure as much as 20 m tall and 20 cm in diameter, are covered with a brown fiber and bear as many as 30 fronds at the top. The unisexual or bisexual flowers are in large branching axillary inflorescences reaching 1 m in length. The fruit is a blue drupe, with a waxy bloom.

There are eight species, distributed in Southeast Asia and the Himalayas. The windmill palm (T. fortunei, or T. excelsus), which is cultivated extensively in many subtropical lands, is native to the Himalayas. The fiber of the leaf sheaths is used in the production of mats, coarse fabrics, brushes, and other items. The split leaves are used in weaving. T. martianus, which is native to the Eastern Himalayas, is also often cultivated. In the USSR both species are grown on the Black Sea Shore of the Caucasus, in Baku, in Lenkoran’, and in some places in the republics of Middle Asia. The windmill palm tolerates snows and brief frosts to –14°C; it bears fruit and yields many volunteer plants.

References in periodicals archive ?
Use small plants in limited spaces "I'm a massive fan of Trachycarpus wagnerianus which is really hardy but the leaves stay small," says Matthew.
Prunus ceracifera 'Atropurpureum', Eribotrya japonica, Laurocerasus officinalis, Juglans nigra, Quercus pontica, Alnus glutinosa, Trachycarpus fortunei, Populus tremula), and 9 were Gymnospermae (Sequoia sempervirens, Picea orientalis, Cryptomeria japonica, Pinus pinea, Cedrus deodora, Cupressus sempervirens Pyramidalis, Chamaecyparis pisifera, Cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest', Cupressoparis leylandii) subspecies (Figure / Sekil 14).
After some research they went to a nursery run by the late great Will Giles who helped them gain the knowledge and experience to plant trachycarpus, melianthus, giant bamboo, cycads, tetrapanax, yuccas and bananas.
and plants to transplant include type: trachycarpus fortunei, Chamaerops humilis , phoenix dactylifera, Washingtonia filifera, Washingtonia robusta, butia capitata, tamarisk, agave americana, aloe vera.
THE Chinese windmill palm, Trachycarpus fortunei, is a tropical-looking treat.
Por ejemplo, generos como Borassus, Brahea, Caryota, Copernicia, Phoenix, Rhaphis, Sabal, Syagrus, Trachycarpus y Washingtonia poseen caracteristicas como: tronco aereo y alargado con las bases de las hojas persistentes y peciolos acanalados.
Spiky cordylines and the hardiest of palms trachycarpus fortunei, as well as phormiums and astelias, will provide strong accents throughout the garden.
Endophytic fungi associated with the temperate palm, Trachycarpus fortunei, within and outside its natural geographic range.
Recent heatwaves have encouraged people to buy plants like bougainvillea and geraniums as well as palms such as cordyline and trachycarpus,'' says Andy.
COMMONLY known as the windmill palm, trachycarpus fortunei is a tough plant that in mild parts of the UK can reach 40ft after a century or so.
Briggs 9476 AF466389 Arecaceae Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.
Exotic-looking Phormium tenax, Trachycarpus fortunei, Phyllostachys aurea and Mahonia japonica, pictured right, can add a little somethingspecial to a border or arrangement of pots.