I've had this dwarf palm for about five years now, and in late October (after a spate of new growth) I re-potted it in some fairly rich soil and in a much larger pot.* I also moved it from a hanging basket in a (somewhat obstructed) southern window to a shelf by a northern window.* (I'm in southern Wisconsin.)
About six or seven weeks after I re-potted it, I saw a small, thin shoot with some branching pop up, and a day or two after that I noticed a _lot_ of regularly spaced small round bumps on this new growth.* Within the next week, two or three more have sprouted, as well.
My first thought was that it was a parasite that came along with the new soil, but it's a healthy-looking plant, and the spots looked so orderly that I didn't think it was anything terrible.* It occurred to me that this might well be the plant's flowering or seeding structure, but I haven't had enough experience with this type of plant to know.* Anybody got a clue?* (Also, if you know the genus name, that would be wonderful.)