Chinese Fan Palm is a very popular palm grown in parks and gardens. It is
able to reach 50 feet in height but usually seen at 30 feet with a 10 to
12-foot spread, Chinese Fan Palm has a single straight trunk and large,
six-foot-long leaves which have drooping tips. The divided leaves have
long, tapering, ribbon-like segments which gracefully sway beneath the
leaves, creating an overall fountain-like effect. The long leaf-stalks may
be armed with sharp spines. The inconspicuous flowers are hidden among the
leaves and are followed by small, blue-black, olive-like fruits. Young
specimens of this fan palm are as attractive as the mature plants. The Chinese fan palm is native to southern Japan, Taiwan and several islands in
the South China Sea.
Identification credit: Tabish
Photographed in Pragati Maidan, Delhi.
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