Corypha macropoda

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Figure 1. C. macropoda.

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Synonyms:

This species is regarded as a synonym of Corypha utan

Distribution & Habitat:

Endemic to the middle and south Andaman Islands.

Description:

A massive palm, the largest of the Coryphas which are the largest of the palms. It is a solitary fan palm with bluish grey, deeply indented leaves up to 2 metres (6 ft) across, on the end of a 4 metre (12 ft) long spined petiole.

Cultivation:

Hot, sunny, well drained position. Tropical in its requierments.


Figure 2. C. macropoda leaf.
Figure 3. C. macropoda leaves
Figure 4. C. macropoda trunk base.


Contributed by:

Clayton York,
'Utopia Palms & Cycads (Figure 1&2)
Kris Achar (Figure 3&4).

External Links:

Kew, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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