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  Phoenix loureiroi var. pedunculata
 
  Family: ARECACEAE/PALMAE
  Citation:  Phoenix loureiroi var. pedunculata (Griff.) Govaerts in R.H.A.Govaerts & J.Dransfield, World Checklist Palms 171. 2005. Phoenix pedunculata Griff., Palms Brit. E. Ind. 139. 1850; Renuka, Palms Kerala 39. 1999. Phoenix humilis Royle ex Becc. var. pedunculata (Griff.) Becc., J. Bot. Malesia 3: 379, 387, t. 44. ff. 13-15, 18-21. 1890; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 427. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1560(1088). 1931; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 428. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 490. 1988; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 355. 1997. Phoenix humilis Becc. var. typica Becc., J. Bot. Malesia 3:379, 380, t. 44, 2. f. 22-24. 1890. Phoenix robusta Becc. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 427. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1559(1088). 1931. Phoenix loureiroi Kunth var. humilis (Becc.) Barrow, Kew Bull. 53: 563. 1998.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chittinthal
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrub, trunk to 1 m tall. Leaves to 1.5 m long; leaflets linear-lanceolate, to 25 x 1.5 cm, lower ones modified into long spines. Male spadix to 40 cm long, branches crowded towards the apex of peduncle. Female spadix to 1 m long. Fruit oblong, orange-yellow, 1.2 x 0.7 cm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January & October
  District(s): Kannur, Kollam, Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: South East Asia to China
  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
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Rosemala, Peermade, Brahmagiri, Devicolam, Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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