Trachycarpus sp. 'Manipur'

This exciting new Trachycarpus species was recently discovered growing at high altitudes on the Himalayan arch near to the border with Burma boundary in Manipur and Nagaland, India.
There is at least 7 distinct populations , growing in a remote area where access is almost impossible for westerners.
Also known as Trachycarpus sp. Naga hills and Trachycarpus sp. ukrhulensis, it grows to heights of up to15 metre tall and with a straight, bare trunk.
It is closely related to Trachycarpus princeps , Trachycarpus takil and Trachycarpus oreophilus. As a young plant it displays an extreme creeping habit and has distinctive thick glaucous leaves on elongated petioles. The white backs to the leaves manifests itself as the mature leaves develop.
Extremely frost hardy , larger than Trachycarpus fortunei, and with impressive white undersides to the leaves, it looks set to be one of the best palms for the future.

It is set apart from Trachycarpus princeps by its much more robust stature and coarser appearance.
A major league Trachycarpus.



Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur

Trachycarpus sp. Manipur