Caryota mitis  

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Myanmar (Burma), Malay Peninsula, Minahasa Peninsula of the North Celebes, Java, Sumatra
Common names: Common, clustering, or Burmese fishtail palm, tukas Conservation status: Not threatened

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Typical clump

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The best-known and perhaps prettiest of the genus, this is a clustering species with leaflets shaped like
fishes tails. It is tolerant of low light, and requires lots of water at all times of the year. This, together
with an occasional feed, will ensure its good health. Good interior palm.

Top photo copyright 1998, Jody Haynes; taken at Fairchild Tropical Garden. Bottom photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Javier Segura, PALMASUR: Palms and Gardens in the south-west of Europe.

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

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