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Caryota urens L.

Duration: Perennial
Family: Arecaceae - Palm family
Group: Monocot
Growth Habit: Tree

Bangla/Vernacular Name: Ban Khajur, Ban Supari, Golsagu, Golmar, Chau.

Tribal Name: Khow (Khumi).

English Name: Jaggery Palm, Kittul Sago, Toddy or Fish-tail Palm.

Description of Plant:

A tall palm. The crown is rather thin, consisting of several ascending, graceful, curved, bi-pinnate, large leaves. Spadix very large; peduncle curved, stout, entirely covered with large, greyish, coriaceous spathe, and closely imbricated; branches simple, very long, pendulous. Fruit globose.

Mode of Uses:

Stems are used to prepare shelf and as a bench to seat. This species is used in religious and social festival (Khumi).

Caryota urens L.

Caryota urens L.

Distribution:

North Bengal, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Chittagong, in forests and village groves.

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