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Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa.jpg
Rhapis excelsa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Rhapis
Species: R. excelsa
Binomial name
Rhapis excelsa
(Thunb.) A.Henry

Rhapis excelsa also known as Broadleaf Lady Palm is a species of fan palm (Arecaceae subfamily Coryphoideae, tribe Corypheae) in the genus Rhapis, probably native to southern China and Taiwan. It is not known in the wild; all known plants come from cultivated groups in China. They were first collected by the Japanese for Tokugawa shogunate palaces, then popularity spread to Europe, and later to America where its low light and humidity requirements make it a common feature in malls and offices. The genus name is Greek - rhapis, meaning "needle"; and the species name is Latin for "tall", an ironic name choice as R. excelsa is not the tallest in the genus.

Description[edit]

R. excelsa grows up to 4 m in height and 30 mm in diameter in multi-stemmed clumps with glossy, palmate leaves divided into broad, ribbed segments. Leaf segments are single or few in young plants and increase to a dozen or more in mature plants; segments are divided to the petiole. Leaf-ends are saw-toothed unlike most other palms, occurring on slender petioles ranging from 20 to 60 cm in length. New foliage emerges from a fibrous sheath which remains attached to the base. As the plants age, the sheaths fall, revealing the bamboo-like trunks. This usually dioecious palm species produces a small inflorescence at the top of the plant with spirally-arranged, fleshy flowers containing three petals fused at the base. Ripe fruit are fleshy and white, though R. excelsa more readily propagates via underground rhizome offshoots.

References[edit]

  • Moore, H. E., Jr. (1963). An annotated checklist of cultivated palms. Principes 7: 162, 180.S
  • Zhong Guo & Hua Jing. (1993). China Floral Encyclopaedia
  • FLORIDATA Link
  • PACSAO.org

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49 news items

Main-Post

Main-Post
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:15:00 -0800

Exotisches Flair verbreiten die Palmen Kentiapalme (Howea fosteriana) und die Steckenpalme (Rhapis excelsa). Wer etwas höhere Pflanzen für eine düsterere Ecke braucht, findet unter den Drachenbäumen (Dracaena fragrans, D. deremensis) robuste ...
 
Highlands Today
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:03:45 -0700

Another palm that does well in shade that grows to about 15 feet is Rhapis excelsa, the lady palm. Also an excellent house and patio plant, the lady palm will also take temperatures down into the 20s. If it becomes too tall for your planting spot ...

Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:36:53 -0700

A great sun option would be Xeronema callistemun (Poor Knights lily) or Phoenix roebelini (dwarf date palm) for a more tropical look (but be careful of the spines!). Shade options that handle pots well are Cycas revoluta (cycad), Rhapis excelsa (lady ...

Care2.com

Care2.com
Fri, 09 May 2014 17:08:57 -0700

Bringing a bit of nature into your home does more than brighten the atmosphere. Introducing houseplants into various rooms in the house can help reduce the chance of getting seasonal sicknesses (such as the common cold), remove airborne contaminants ...
 
Reporter-Times
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:26:02 -0700

Spa treatment. Container shows one lady palm (Rhapis excelsa), one painted fingernail plant (Neoregelia spectablis) and two firecracker plants (Russelia equisetiformis). 7 of 12. Hot pink limeade Steve Asbell ...
 
Portage Daily Graphic
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:23:34 -0800

Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) is one of the most effective for improving indoor air quality and is highly resistant to insect pests. It has shiny green fanlike leaves six to 12 inches wide. Care includes watering generously especially during spring and ...
 
Victoria Advocate
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:39:23 -0700

Lady palm (Rhapis excelsa) - Lady palms prefer bright light, moist (not soggy) soil, good drainage, high humidity and average household temperatures. If frond tips turn brown, trim with pinking shears to disguise the cut. Propagate by division. Lady ...
 
The Ledger
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:13:09 -0700

By far the most common of the lady palms is Rhapis excelsa (simply called "lady palm'' by virtue of its familiarity and widespread use), an extremely cold hardy and drought-tolerant species that's seemingly extinct in the wild. This slow-growing palm ...
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