Andrew Henderson has a new book out:
New book on Palms of Vietnam - https://www.amazon.com/Palms-Vietnam-Dr-Andrew-Henderson/dp/1099047536/ref=sr_1_1?crid=IRBWA4J7V8YV&keywords=palms+of+vietnam&qid=1563295360&s=gateway&sprefix=palms+of+v%2Caps%2C116&sr=8-1
By Rob Haupt
Can anyone help me identify this palm please.
I know many of you are not fans of Trachycarpus but I recently had the opportunity to purchase a "true" Trachycarpus takil in a 15 gallon size that is three to four feet tall planted height. The price was a steal (12.50). Anyways "takil" apparently can be identified by having an irregular "hastula" which is the regiion where the leaflets join the petiole. Rather than a clean semicircle it bulges out and creates more of a squeezed irregular egg shape.
Found this great resource for palm IDing and so I pass it on. I never knew hastulas could tell you so much about palms. Many have been selling "takils" for years but they have turned out to be something else. While looking into hastulas I found this website with a great deal of information on palm morphology.