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Flowers

 Inflorescences of Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. Wendl.

Palm flowers are small, regular, sessile or peduncular, solitary or clustered on the same peduncle, usually rather inconspicuous in appearance, yellow-greenish in colour. Their perigonium consists of two trimerous whorls of tepals, or conversely of a perianth comprising calyx and corolla. They may be either unisexual, respectively on the same plant (monoecious plants), and on separate plants (dioecious plants), or hermaphrodite; some species bear both unisexual and hermaphrodite flowers on the same plant (polygamous plants). Generally speaking, female flowers appear more conspicuous and less numerous than male flowers, these being small and very numerous.

Stamens are 6, arranged in two trimerous whorls, bearing biloculate anthers. The ovary may be apocarpic, consisting of 3 free carpels or, conversely, syncarpic, with 3 connate carpels; the style is mostly trifid at apex or, conversely, it ends in 3 sessile stigmates.

Pollination may be either anemophilous or entomophilous.