Caryota mitis Lour.

Clustered Fishtail Palm

Clustering palm forming dense clumps. Trunks to 5 m or more tall, often leafy to the base. Leaves 2-3 m long, crowded, dark green. Leaflets narrowly wedgeshaped, jagged. Buds pink. Flowers yellowish. Fruit about 1.5 cm across, purpleblack, 1 seeded.

India to SE Asia

Commonly grown in the tropics and successful in a sunny, sheltered position in some temperate zones. Each trunk dies after the fruit of the lowermost inflorescence has matured.

Multi-trunked, bipinnate-leaved palm with narrow wedge-shaped shiny green leaflets.

NSW: Sydney (Royal Botanic Garden Sydney).

Source: Jones, D; Spencer, R. (2005). Arecaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Arecales
family       Arecaceae
genus        Caryota L.