Family: Arecaceae - Palm family
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.
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.
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.
North Bengal, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Chittagong, in forests and village groves.