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Pelagodoxa henryana (Fiji Type)
This strange and very beautiful palm sports a moderately tall, slender, smooth trunk topped by a spreading crown of large, undivided leaves that are whitish below and may be split by strong winds. The much sought after seeds are large, round and germinate within a few weeks or months. Pelagodoxa is critically endangered and the species relies heavily on cultivation to survive. In fact, no true wild habitat is known and the palms origins remain somewhat unclear. The type from Fiji in the South Pacific has large fruits, around 6 cm in diameter.