Westerhout's Sugar Palm
A largish, solitary palm, widespread in rainforests throughout tropical Southeast Asia. Its thick, short trunk is densely covered in coarse, black leafsheath fibers and carries a large, upright crown of flat leaves that are dark green above and silvery below and can reach up to 8 m (27 ft.) in length. It is easy to sprout and, once past the seedling stage, growth is very fast and unproblematic. An impressive landscape tree for the large tropical garden or park.