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Burmese Fishtail Palm

Caryota mitis Lour.

Description

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Stems clustered, 15 cm or less in diam. Leaves 2--3 m. 2n = 28, 32, 34.
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Distribution

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introduced; Fla.; native from India to the Philippine Islands.
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Flowering/Fruiting

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Flowering summer.
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Habitat

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Moist organic soil over limestone in mesic hammocks and disturbed wooded areas; 0--10m.
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Caryota mitis

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Caryota mitis in Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore

Caryota mitis, the clustering fishtail palm, is a species of palm native to Tropical Asia from India to Java to southern China, now sparingly naturalized in southern Florida and in parts of Africa and Latin America.[2][3][4][5][6] The species was originally described from Vietnam in 1790.[7] In Florida, it grows in hummocks and in disturbed wooded areas.[8]

Caryota mitis has clustered stems up to 10 m (33 feet) tall and 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter. Leaves can be up to 3 m (10 feet) long. Flowers are purple, fruits dark purple or red.[7][9][10]

Uses

Cultivated mainly as an ornament plant in Cambodia, where it is named tunsaé töch, traditional healers burn the heaps of felted hairs from the leaves' axils to treat ill limbs of patients.[11]

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References

  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Berendsohn, W.G., A. K. Gruber & J. A. Monterrosa Salomón. 2012. Nova Silva Cuscatlanica. Árboles nativos e introducidos de El Salvador. Parte 2: Angiospermae – Familias M a P y Pteridophyta. Englera 29(2): 1–300.
  3. ^ Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., R. D. C. Ortiz, R. Callejas Posada & M. Merello. (eds.) 2011. Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 9–939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  4. ^ Linares, J. L. 2003 [2005]. Listado comentado de los árboles nativos y cultivados en la república de El Salvador. Ceiba 44(2): 105–268.
  5. ^ Molina Rosito, A. 1975. Enumeración de las plantas de Honduras. Ceiba 19(1): 1–118.
  6. ^ ORSTOM. 1988. List of Vascular Plants of Gabon with Synonymy, Herbier National du Gabon, Yaounde.
  7. ^ a b Loureiro, João de. Flora Cochinchinensis 2: 569–570. 1790.
  8. ^ Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida i–x, 1–806. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
  9. ^ Flora of North America v 22 p 115.
  10. ^ Flora of China v 23 p 150.
  11. ^ Dy Phon, Pauline (2000). Plants Utilised In Cambodia/Plants utilisees au Cambodge. Phnom Penh: Imprimerie Olympic. p. 136.
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Caryota mitis: Brief Summary

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Caryota mitis, the clustering fishtail palm, is a species of palm native to Tropical Asia from India to Java to southern China, now sparingly naturalized in southern Florida and in parts of Africa and Latin America. The species was originally described from Vietnam in 1790. In Florida, it grows in hummocks and in disturbed wooded areas.

Caryota mitis has clustered stems up to 10 m (33 feet) tall and 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter. Leaves can be up to 3 m (10 feet) long. Flowers are purple, fruits dark purple or red.

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