Giant Window Pane Palm
Reinhardtia are usually thought of as diminutive palms, invariably seen as pot plants. This magnificent species, from rainforests in the Dominican Republic on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola is a giant in comparison, growing to 12 m (40 ft.) tall, with a 14 cm (3 in.) diameter trunk. It was only recently described from the Sierra de Bahoruco, where it grows between 800 and 1300 m. It is very rare both in the wild and in cultivation but has enormous potential as an ornamental palm for tropical as well as many warm temperate climates.