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  Phoenix sylvestris
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Phoenix sylvestris (L.) Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 787. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 425. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1559(1088). 1931; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 329. 1988; Barrow, Kew Bull. 53: 541. 1998. Elate sylvestris L., Sp. Pl. 1189. 1753; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 300. 1982.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattinta
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Date sugar palm, Wild date palm, Silvester Palm
  Description: A graceful palm 10-16 m tall with a large crown and rough trunk covered with persistent leaf bases. Leaves 3-4.5 m long, greyish-green, with a few short(to 10 cm) spines at the base; pinnules numerous, linear, 15-45 cm long and 2-2.5 cm wide, ending in short points. Flowers small, fragrant, borne in spadices; male flowers white, female greenish. Fruiting spadix about 90 cm long, bearing oblong-ellipsoid berries, 2.5-3.2 cm long, orange-yellow when ripe. Seed approximately 1.7 cm long, deeply grooved with rounded ends.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-December
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Along bunds of paddy fields and grasslands
  Distribution: Sri Lanka, India, Himalaya and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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