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Genus: Caryota (fish-tail palms)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Arecales > Family: Arecaceae

Five species cultivated, the most well-known species being Caryota urens (Common fishtail palm).

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Caryota cummingii (Ring-step fish-tail palm)

Native to the Philippines.


Caryota mitis (Clustered fish-tail palm)

Native to south-east Asia.

Caryota no (Giant fish-tail palm)

Native to Borneo.


Caryota obtusa (Fish-tail palm)

Native to the eastern Himalayas.


Caryota urens (Common fish-tail palm)

Native to India and Sri Lanka.


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