palm that grows up to 7 m in height. The trunk is grayish brown, ringed
with scars, and bulging at the base like a bottle. The leaf sheath is
green and smooth, and the leaves are arched and stiff, to 2 m long. The
fruit is oval, up to 4 cm long. A native of Mauritius, it was recently
introduced in the Philippines as an ornamental. It has become very
popular and is now planted in many parks and gardens throughout the
Many champagne palms are planted in gardens in Alabang Hills.