Corypha macropoda

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Figure 1. C. macropoda.



This species is regarded as a synonym of Corypha utan

Distribution & Habitat:

Endemic to the middle and south Andaman Islands.


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.


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

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums, PalmTalk