Trachycarpus (family Palmae) A genus of palms several of which are in cultivation and are very hardy. The trunk is usually single. The leaves are fan-like, the flowers hermaphrodite, with 3 free carpels. T. fortunei (chusan or windmill palm) is hardy outdoors in Britain. There are 4 species, occurring in subtropical eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan.
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