574.000 Caryota L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Palms, solitary or clustered; stem slender to massive; smooth with conspicuous nodal rings. Leaves bipinnate; plication induplicate; segments cuneate in 1 plane, apices jagged and irregular; basal segments not modified into spines. Inflorescence initiated basipetally, first one appearing terminally, second one borne axillary among leaves, and later ones below leaves; pendulous, paniculate; peduncular bracts numerous; flowers sessile. Fruit globular, exocarp purple, smooth. Seeds globular.

Worldwide: 13 species in tropical and sub-tropical Asia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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Other sources of information about Caryota:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Caryota
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Caryota
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Caryota

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Caryota
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Caryota
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Caryota
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Caryota
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Caryota
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Caryota
JSTOR Plant Science: Caryota
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Caryota
Plants of the World Online: Caryota
Tropicos: Caryota
Wikipedia: Caryota

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Caryota.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1670, retrieved 13 June 2024

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