Caryota ochlandra

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Caryota (kahr-ee-OH-tah)
ochlandra (ohk-LAHND-rah)
Caryota ochlandra11.JPG
Ma Wan Park, Hong Kong.
Scientific Classification
Genus: Caryota (kahr-ee-OH-tah)
Species:
ochlandra (ohk-LAHND-rah)
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

China Southeast. Open forest around Canton.

California. In cultivation. Photo by Dr. John Dransfield, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Palmweb.

Description

Certainly one of the hardiest of the Caryota, this fishtail palm from China has a relatively small crown of doubly-pinnate leaves with fish-tail shaped leaflets and a fairly slim trunk. In common with others in the genus, it requires plenty of water and a rich soil. Given these it is very fast growing. A moderately-sized species suitable for all but the coldest climates. (RPS.com)

Culture

Cold hardiness Zone: 9a

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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