This very unique palm ( not a true palm) combination of part banana plant and part palm tree is planted at the Sagar upvan (BPT Gardens), Mumbai. It is from what I read a monotypic -only species in its genus. It is commomnly called travelers palm because sheaths of the stem hold rainwater which can be used by travellers.
The trunk of the palm is underneath during its early years, but as it grows it reveals the trunk and looses of the leaves. Pic taken on 30 August'09.
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