Caryota ochlandra

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Figure 1. C. ochlandra inflorescence


Common Names:

Chinese Fishtail Palm

Distribution & Habitat:

Open forest around Canton, China.


A medium sized, solitary palm, to about 8m tall, with a very long crown of leaves.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Very cold tolerant.

Figure 2. C. ochlandra at Sydney Botanic Gardens

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figure 1)
Mike Gray (Figure 2)

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