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|Botanical Name||Caryota urens|
|Common Name||Solitary fishtail palm, toddy palm, wine palm, jaggery palm|
|Collection Locale||Costal area and rain forests, INDIA|
|Altitude||upto 3500 ft|
|Seed Collection period||Sept- Oct|
|Seed Longevity||3 month- 1 year|
|Seed Purity||99 %|
|Usual Germination||60-90 %|
|Characteristics:|| Evergreen, Ornamental, medicinal|
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Caryota urens is species is solitary-trunked to 12 metres (39 ft) in height and trunk 30 centimetres (0.98 ft) wide. Widely-spaced leaf-scar rings cover the gray trunks which culminate in a 6 metres (20 ft) wide, 6 metres (20 ft) tall leaf crown. The bipinnate leaves are triangular in shape, bright to deep green, 3.5 metres (11 ft) long, and held on 60 cm long petioles. The obdeltoid pinnae are 30 cm long with a pointed edge and a jagged edge (hence, jaggery palm).
The 3 metres (9.8 ft)long inflorescences emerge at each leaf node, from top to bottom, producing pendent clusters of white, unisexual flowers. The fruit matures to a round, 1 cm drupe, red in color with one seed. Like all Caryotas, the fruit contains oxalic acid, a skin and membrane irritant. As these plants are monocarpic, the completion of the flower and fruiting process results in the death of the tree.
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