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Numerous local names, e.g.
Rakum palm, Sala, Kumbar, Salak kumbar, Salak rengam, Yengam, Rakum
Distribution & Habitat:
Found in hot, tropical lowlands/swamps throughout Myanmar, Thailand and Sumatra.
A dioecious, creeping and tillering palm, with very spiny leaves that forms large clumps. Leaves are pinnate and from 3-7 metres (9-22 feet) long.
Grown commercially for its fruit.
Likes a sunny, moist position. Tropical, and doesn't mind wet feet.
Kyle Wicomb (Figure 1)