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Caryota mitis (Clustered fish-tail palm)

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 > Genus: Caryota

Caryota mitis (Clustered fish-tail palm)  

Caryota mitis under cultivation in the Palm House of the Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ©]

 

Native to south-east Asia where it grows in the understory of tropical rainforests. Cultivated in various parts of the World, including southern Africa.

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