Phoenix sylvestris (L.) Roxb.

  • Family : ARECACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Species : Phoenix sylvestris
  • Basionym : Elate sylvestris L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Phoenix sylvestris (L.) Roxb.
  • Common name : Wild Date Palm, Thoddy Palm, Indian Date Palm, Date Sugar Palm
  • Vernacular name : Khajuri (Hin.); Ichalu mara (Kan.); Eechamaram, Periya eecahm (Tam.); Pedda-ita (Tel.); Khajuri, Khejur, Khojari (Ori.)
  • Habit : Palm
  • Flower, Fruit : January-October
  • Comments : Often on plains in scrub jungles, wastelands etc. The stem is tapped for Toddy.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Indian sub-continent; Introduced elsewhere
  • 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. sylvestris. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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