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  Caryota urens
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  Citation:  Caryota urens L., Sp. Pl. 1189. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 422. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1560(1089). 1931; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 300. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 427. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 413. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 829. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 529. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 492. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 480. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 745. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 470. 1998; Renuka, Palms Kerala 35. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 363. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 746. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 520. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 715. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 898. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aanapana, Choondappana, Eerumbana, Kalippana, Kappa, Olattipana, Irampana
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Elephant's palm, Fish-tail palm, Indian sago palm, Jaggery palm, Toddy palm
  Description: Monoecious stout tall palms, 16-20 m tall, 30-50 cm diam., trunk smooth with prominent annular leaf-scars. Leaves bipinnate, 4-6 m long; pinnae 5-7 pairs, to 1.5 m long; leaflets broadly cuneate, fan-shaped, 12-20 cm long, 7-10 cm wide at wider portion, raemorse at apex, many ribbed. Spadix interfoliar, shortly peduncled, much branched, pendulous, to 4 m long; spathes few, 40-50 cm long. Flowers many, in triads with female flower in the middle. Sepals 3, rounded, imbricate. Petals linear-oblong, valvate. Stamens many. Ovary 3-celled, 3-gonous; ovule 1-per locule. Fruit c. 2 cm across, globose, reddish purple; seeds plano-convex, subreniform.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-800
  Localities: Peechi, Umikuppan, Kamamudi, Adoor, Thalichola, Ala, Athirumala
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