Chilean wine palm
Native to Chile. The biggest species of all palms. I estimate this specimen to be 20 m or more in height.
A slow growing, evergreen palm, with a huge, grey-coloured trunk (here, sporting some lovely lichen)...supporting a dense crown of gracefully arching leaves. Each pinnate leaf is up to 4 m in length and divided into many narrow, rigid leaflets. The trunk base on this specimen was almost 1 m in width.
A magnificent ornamental.
''Jubaea'' is a genus of palms with one species, ''Jubaea chilensis'' or ''Jubaea spectabilis'', commonly known as the "Chilean wine palm" or "Chile cocopalm". It is native to southwestern South America and is endemic to a small area of central Chile between 32°S and 35°S in southern Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Santiago, O'Higgins, and northern Maule regions.