Caryota mitus

COMMON NAME

Burmese fishtail palm, clustering fishtail palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A clustering species, with many trunks to about 6 m (18 FEET) tall, with bipinnate leaves. The light green leaflets are shaped like a fish's tail fin, hence its common name.  Mature plants first begin flowering at the top of the stem. Subsequent flowering proceeds lower and lower down the stem. After the last flowering, the stem dies and should be removed. The clump will survive, however, and continue to produce more stems.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Tropical Asia from India to Java to southern China

NATIVE HABITAT

Tropical rainforests

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

wikipedia.org

tropical.theferns.info



Caryota mitis