Nannorrhops ritchiana

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Middle East, Pakistan
Common names: Mazari palm Conservation status: Not threatened

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Beginning of terminal inflorescence. Closeup of leaf base.

Nannorrhops come from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Arabia. This palm is very slow growing and can take hot desert conditions as well as snow storms. This is a clustering palm and each stem will die after the flower has produced seed and then the palm will produce a new leaf. This is a palm
the should be in every garden.

Top photo courtesy University of Florida-IFAS. Middle photos courtesy and copyright 2001, Leif Klingstrom; Naples Botanical Garden, Italy. Bottom left photo copyright 1997, Jody Haynes; USDA Subtropical Horticultural Research Station, Miami, FL; bottom right photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Mike Maxson, Palms of the World.

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