Caryota cumingii

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Common Names:

Fistail Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Phillippines rainforest.


A medium sized Caryota, similar to a single trunked C. mitis, to about 12m tall.


Not very common in cultivation.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Prefers the tropics.

[[| Rockhampton Botanical Gardens

Contributed by:

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