Caryota cumingii

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Caryota (kahr-ee-OH-tah)
cumingii (kuhming'-gee)
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PHILIPPINES: Luzon:: Rizal Prov. Binangonan municipality, St. Monique Valais; coordinates of general area 14 27 59.99 N, 121 12 0.02 E.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Caryota (kahr-ee-OH-tah)
Species:
cumingii (kuhming'-gee)
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Bi-pinnate
Culture
Survivability index
Common names
None.

Habitat and Distribution

Philippines. Tropical moist forests.

Botanic Garden, Caracas, Venezuela.

Description

A medium sized Caryota, similar to a single trunked C. mitis, to about 12 m tall. Hapaxanthic (monocarpic) palm, single trunk, up to 90 ft. Leaves are 9-18 ft. long, with wedge-shaped, toothed leaflets, like a fish tail.

Culture

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Prefers the tropics. Cold Hardiness Zone: 10b

Comments and Curiosities



External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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