|Synonymy: Caryota rumphiana var. borneensis||Distribution: Borneo|
|Common names: Giant fishtail palm||Conservation status: Vulnerable|
Tall growing Fishtail palm from south east Asia. Fast growing, with a thick solitary trunk, and huge intricate
leaves make this palm totally compelling. Rich soil, plenty of watr and medium light will keep it happy.
Top photo courtesy and copyright © 2000, Martin Gibbons &
Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds
Bottom photo copyright © 1998, Jody Haynes; personal collection.
Click here for a key to the species of Caryota (by Bill Hahn).
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