Trachycarpus other side
A new Trachycarpus from China ,close to border with North Burma, adults look similar to princeps but young plants resemble Trachycarpus ’nova’. Habitat photos show the leaves white underneath and divided to half way. Unfortunately we cant provide more detail other than the photo from which seeds were collected.
We have observed that in the nursery wild nova plants are growing with more delicate leaves and more silver to back of leaf, these plants by comparison appear a little more robust with a tighter fibre around the trunk base, although they may end up being much the same as wild novas, only time will tell
In my opinion this palm is not same as Trachycarpus nova wild although the differences may be subtle enough that it is one for the purists only. Seed may not become available again it was only available on the one occasion.