This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. B. S. Williams, of Upper Holloway, London, thus describes this pretty new palm:
"An elegant neat growing palm; leaves pinnate; the stem and petioles are of a bronzy purple color, which makes a very striking contrast to the pleasing green color of the leaves. We have only at present seen this palm in a young state, having raised it from seed received from Madagascar. It is very distinct, at least in the small state, from any palm in cultivation, and on account of its dwarf and compact habit, and its graceful appearance, will be found to be admirably adapted for dinner-table decoration".