New genus for the Madagascar palm tree that flowers itself to death

Do you remember that new palm tree species from Madagascar?  It’s the one that essentially flowers itself until it dies.  Well, it’s apparently so different from any other palm species, that they had to create a new genus classification to make room for it on the tree family tree.  More here with another picture and map of Madagascar where the plant was found.

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Posted on February 4, 2008
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