Caryota gigas

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Thailand
Common names: Thai mountain giant Conservation status: Unknown

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The largest of the Fishtail palms, with a huge trunk and massive, flatly-held leaves. Grows extremely fast
given the right conditions of warmth and humidity, together with a rich soil and an abundance of water.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at Huntington Gardens, Pasadena, CA. Bottom photo courtesy and copyright 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site.

Cold-Rating Data Base
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information on this palm.

Click here for a key to the species of Caryota (by Bill Hahn).

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