Caryota urens L.

  • Family : ARECACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species : Caryota urens
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Caryota urens L.
  • Common name : Fish-Tail Palm, Solitary Toddy Palm, Kittul, Indian Sago Palm
  • Vernacular name : Mari (Hin.); Baine-mara (Kan.); Koonthalpanai, Thippilipanai (Tam.); Jilugu jattu, Mari, Konda jivalaggu (Tel.); Salapo (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : A monoecious palm with pinnately compound leaves. Inflorescence arises between leaves and is pendulous. Flowers are inconspicuous and the male flowers bear many stamens. Fruit is a drupe.
  • Habit : Palm
  • Flower, Fruit : January-August
  • Comments : Frequent in the hills in deep ravines and also in sholas. Often planted in avenues and gardens. The inflorescence is popular decorative material during festivals.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaya
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; .Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. urens. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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