Popular name: Bismarck palm
Scientific name: Bismarckia nobilis
The hand fan-shaped blueish leaves make the Bismarck palm very appreciated for landscape design purposes. The exotic tinge is due to a waxy substance produced in response to sun exposure. Such substance makes the leaves resistant to heat and excessive loss of water.
The stem, when voided, can be used as boards, and the leaves are employed in the making of coverings and basketry.