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She also likes its larger long-cultivated cousin Rhapis humilis, aka the slender lady palm.
But Ms. Grubb is enamored with another: Chinese palm Rhapis multifida, aka the finger palm.
In China sago is obtained from _Rhapis flabelliformis_, a dwarfish palm; and some sago is made from it for native use in Travancore,
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.