100% Fresh and 100% Germination quality.
Stems: Solitary, erect, gray or brown, to 12 m in height and 25 cm in diameter. Old leaves persist on the stem, leaving closely spaced rings of leaf scars when they fall away. Eventually the rings wear away to leave a relatively smooth (corky toward the base) stem.
Leaves:Costapalmate, with a prominent hastula, induplicate, dull olive green, up to 2 m across, and divided to about two-thirds its length into stiff segments with drooping, bifid tips. The petioles are armed with robust marginal teeth toward the base (sometimes lacking these teeth).
Flowers and fruit: The inflorescences are 1-1.5 m long and branched to five orders. Flowers have both male and female structures, pale yellow. The fruit is ovoid, about 2 cm across, and greenish to grayish blue when mature.
Field: Solitary, erect, gray or brown stems with closely spaced rings of leaf scars, eventually wearing away to leave a relatively smooth (corky toward the base) stem. Costapalmate leaves divided to about two-thirds their length into stiff segments with drooping, bifid tips. Fruits greenish to grayish blue when mature.
The leaves are used for making fans.They are also used for manufacturing rain hats and coats, brooms etc.
The fibres, extracted from the sheath and the petiole of the leaves, are made into cordage.