Yellow butterfly palm, areca palm, bamboo palm
Areca lutescens Bory, Hyophorbe indica Gaertn & H. commersoncana Mart., Dypsis lutescens
tropical areas, INDIA
Seed Collection period
Hot sulphuric acid.
Evergreen, frost free,
Plant Average Height
Chrysalidocarpus lutescens stem upto 30ft. high, with diameter from 10-15cm, cylindrical, smooth, thickened at the base. Leaves very long, spirally arranged, margin entire, linear shape, segments almost opposite, lanecolate, 60cm long, 7cm wide, acute, with 3 prominent nerves which are convex below and acutely 2 faced above. Flowers are yellow in colour. Leaves are yellow-greeen in colour on reed-like stems. Leaves have feather like appearance. After a time of development, the stem changes its appearance similar as bamboo. The Chrysalidocarpus filters xylene (which has toxic properties) from the air. It grows in tropical areas. The name Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens means ‘golden fruit’ in Greek and was given the name because it produces yellow fruit in the wild. It can tolerate a variety of soil and does need regular feeding.