Caryota urens

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Figure 2. C. urens - close-up of the leafletsFigure 3. C. urens - flowering plant in Mt. Cootha Botanic Gardens.

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Common Names:

Jaggery Palm
Toddy Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Forests of India, Sri Lanka, and Burma.

Description:

Large, solitary palm, to about 20m, with a grey trunk, and gracefull, arching bipinnate leaves.

General:

These palms are monocarpic. They flower from the top down, and once the last fruit on the bottom inflorescence matures, the plant dies.

Culture:

Full sun in deep well drained soil. Will thrive even in warm temperate regions.


Figure 1. C. urensFigure 4. C. urens inflorescence.


Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,
(Figures 1&2)
Mike Gray (Figure 3)
Rik Schuiling (Figure 4)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, JSTOR, Trebrown

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