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The Chinese Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) is a flowering plant in the Arecaceae family. 

It is native to Asia, in countries such as China, Japan, and Myanmar.

It grows to 10-15 metres (33-49 feet) tall.

The trunk is covered in layers of coarse fibrous material formed by the remnants of old petioles.

It has fan-like leaves, segmented about halfway, and arranged in a symmetrical crown. 

It flowers abundantly with clusters 100 metre (39 inches) long with yellow to black fruit in the clusters. 

Its lifespan is about 150 years.

The Chinese Windmill Palm blooms in June in the Northern Hemisphere.  

Photographed at the National Botanical Garden of Georgia, Tbilisi, June 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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