Share web
 
 
 
Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
KERALA PLANTS - DVD
5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 20,000 more plant images; 6,800 local/trade/common names and more...>>>
   
 
  Caryota urens
 
More images:..>> 21,000 images, 5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 6,800 local/trade/common names
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  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
   
 
   
 
Pookalam Designs
 
 
 
 
 
Website Hit Counters