Caryota urens

Synonymy: Unknown Distribution: India, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka
Common names: Solitary fishtail palm, toddy palm, jaggery palm, kitul palm (Sri Lanka) Conservation status: Not threatened

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A large, solitary Fishtail palm from Burma, India, Malaysia etc., with a stout trunk and a crown of dark,
tumbling leaves. Popular, easy- and fast-growing, ideal in conservatory.

Top photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at Quail Gardens, Encinitas, CA. Middle photo Photo courtesy and copyright 2000, Martin Gibbons & Tobias Spanner, The Rare Palm Seeds Site. Bottom photo copyright 1998, Jody Haynes; Tropical Research & Education Center, Homestead, FL.

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

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