Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Caryota urens L.

Family: Arecaceae Genus: Caryota Species: Caryota urens L.






Synonym - Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Toddy Palm, Fishtail Palm, Indian Sago Palm, Wine Palm, Jaggery Palm, Kithul Palm Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Fishtail palm Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details The fruit matures to a round, 1 cm (0.39 in) drupe, red in color with one seed. Fruit development takes 32-38 weeks
Habitat Occurs in moist, shady, cool places Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka Bark Details Gray trunk, smooth with annular leaf scars
Distribution in manipur , Central, Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Palmate
Description of Species It is an unarmed, hapaxanthic, solitary or clustered, mediumsized palm up to 20 m tall; bole straight, unbranched, obscured at first by persistent fibrous leaf bases and sheaths, conspicuously ringed with narrow leaf scars, internodes elongated Leaf Details Leaves bipinnate (pinnate in juveniles), induplicate with a terminal leaflet; sheath triangular, disintegrating into strong black fibres, densely hairy; petiole channelled above; leaflets numerous, obliquely wedge shaped, upper margin irregularly toothed. It has a leaf shape that resembles the lower fin of a fish

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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